Vista Alegre in images. Collaboration between the Master of European Design Labs and the prestigious ceramics firm

Por Laura Holgado - 14 de diciembre de 2012 Archivado en News, Trips.

This video captures the collaboration project that took place in May between the students of the Master of European Design Labs and the Vista Alegre ceramics firm, renowned worldwide for its quality.


The aim of the workshop was to design a collection of pieces made from some of the materials used by the Portuguese company (glass, ceramic and china), on the basis of their own interpretation of the company and its history.

This project also allowed students to visit the premises of Vista Alegre in Porto, where they had the chance to witness the artisan and industrial processes applied to glass, ceramic and china, carried out by professionals.

The Vista Alegre factory produces a wide range of porcelain pieces, boasting great aesthetic beauty and decorative richness. Although their production is carried out on an industrial level, many of the pieces are modelled and painted by hand. Next to the factory stands the Museum of Vista Alegre, a true historic documentation of the factory since it was founded in 1824.



Program Leaders: Jaime Hayon, Clive van Heerden, Toni Segarra and Carlos Barrabés
Start Date: 29th of January, 2013. The registration period is now open.
End Date: December 2013 (August: holidays).
Schedule: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 18:00h, distributed into lessons, tutorials, research and trips.
Language: the lessons will be taught in Spanish and/or English.


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Skype: master.iedmadrid


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