sam baron and julio dolbeth: via lactea collection for vista alegre
sam baron and julio dolbeth: via lactea collection for vista alegre sam baron and julio dolbeth: via lactea collection for vista alegre
sep 04, 2009

sam baron and julio dolbeth: via lactea collection for vista alegre

sam barron and julio dolbeth: via lactea (milky way) collection all images courtesy of sam baron

french designer sam baron and portuguese illustrator julio dolbeth, under the invitation of portuguese porcelain company vista alegre have come together to imagine via láctea (milky way), a whole new porcelain tableware collection which is entirely hand-drawn. the pieces were conceived from the assemblage of three-dimensional shapes, welled from vista alegre’s catalogue and archives. tea-pot knobs and cup handles are intertwined with a series of reinvented motifs derived from historical graphical elements of the porcelain institution. technical references are expressed through means of crystal gem drawings, representing the kaolin stone, used to make porcelain along with diverse alloys, matte and glossy, applied to the different pieces – an imaginary constellation of objects.

the collection will be exhibited at vista alegre in lisbon as a parallel event to experimentadesign 09. the opening is on september 10th at 6:30pm, and the exhibition will run until october 15th, 2009.

tea-pot knobs and cup handles are freely entangled with a series of reinvented motifs

hand drawn illustrations adorn the porcelain tableware

the crown which is part of vista alegre’s logo is mixed with a matte and glossy finish

dolbeth incorporates images of birds with the porcelain pieces

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