THE SARDINE COLLECTION BY BORDALLO PINHEIRO
The Sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the Earthenware Factory of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, and EGEAC/Municipality of Lisbon, which has been organising, since 2011, the Sardines competition within the Lisbon Festivities.
This initiative, open to all participants, has resulted in a remarkable number of creative proposals, from which we chose those that make up this collection. Having started with 22 different models (21 originating from the competition, plus the original Bordallo sardine), its composition will be reviewed annually, with the introduction of new creative proposals and the discontinuation of others. Each year is therefore an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire some of these models.
Additionally, special limited editions will be created in collaboration with international designers.
Inspired by the numerous existing lighthouses along the Portuguese coast, this Sardine refers to the idea of travelling to a distant world, whether real or imaginary, as well as the eternal return home after its discovery.
ANA SOFIA GONÇALVES
Ana Sofia Gonçalves was born in Lisbon in 1979. She graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and has been exhibiting at the Trema Gallery since 2005. Her work includes illustration, sculpture and scenography. She recently illustrated the book ''Queres Namorar Comigo?'' by João Ricardo and did the scenography for the program ''É a vida Alvim'' and for the show ''O meu pai é um Homem-Pássaro''.
The High Tide Sardine is an allusion to deep sea fishing, symbolizing both the lull and the storm that diminishes us. The whole of the sea inside of a sardine.
Filipa Oliveira is from Porto. She is a Graphic Designer, having studied at ESAD in Matosinhos, where she discovered her passion for graphic arts, illustration and product design. She works on editorial and corporate projects and in web design.