- 1.5" x 7.25" (HxL)
- Decorative use only
- Product type: Earthenware
- Made with high quality colors and decals
- Each sardine is wrapped in a original packaging to simulate a sheet of newspaper, in a throwback to the tradition of the sale of the fish in Lisbon, dating back to the XVIII century
Inspired by the graphic motifs that the Indians use on their bodies, blending with the wefts of the straw they produce.
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, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.
The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.
Designer Chicô Gouvêa:
Architect Chicô Gouvêa was born in Rio de Janeiro where he graduated. Closely linked to Brazilianness, Chicô has long explored in his work the colours, symbols and images of an exuberant culture. With a great knowledge of his country and an attention to the details that make up its rich palette of sensations, Chicô’s pieces, many of which were created under the "Olhar o Brasil by Chicô" project, always display enormous vitality and joy.