Known for their cabbage ceramic plates and realistic fruit and vegetable motifs, the label embodies the vision of one of the most relevant artists of the 19th century - serving ancient tradition with a modern twist. Read on to discover why we love Pinheiro.
1 - It brings unrivaled fun to the table
Making sure you have your five-a-day has never been more fun. We love Bordallo’s deep love for the arts and meticulous appreciation of nature, which results in fruit and vegetable themed glossy ceramics portraying incredible attention to detail.
Serving soup from a gigantic cabbage or pouring fresh water from an oversized pineapple is sure to brighten-up any mundane dining experience.
- 2 - It uplifts your everyday pieces
- Mixing n’ matching a handful of Bordallo staples with your home tableware favorites will result in a tablescape that is versatile, timeless and unique to you.
We think that the formula to achieving great design is to keep a considered balance between complex and simple elements. Pairing clean lines with more intricate shapes and textures brings harmony to the eye, allowing table accents to pop – layer on table linens for some additional warmth.
Discover our Bordallo Pinheiro Edit for styling ideas.
3 - They serve ancient craftsmanship with a modern twist
Continuing the work of one of the greatest Portuguese artists of the 19th century with the same name, Bordallo Pinheiro manages to harness traditional techniques to create fruit-inspired ceramics that celebrate the artist’s obsession with the natural world, and feel incredibly relevant today.
Based at the Pinheiro’s former workshop outside Lisbon, the multi talented team shape and color each piece by hand, resulting in heirloom pieces that are truly one of a kind.
Visit the Bordallo Gardens
- Nestled in Lisbon, a secret garden is host to Pinheiro’s most exuberant creatures. As you walk along the green maze you’ll spot oversized ceramic lizards, bees and peacocks basking in the sun – an immersive experience that mimics the artist’s surreal take on a world that never ceased to amaze him.
What: Jardim Bordallo Pinheiro
Where: Campo Grande 245, 1700-162 Lisboa, Portugal
When: Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM