Gifts Today magazine

Portuguese pottery turns tropical

Making its world premiere at The New York Tabletop Show this week was the fabulous flora-inspired Tropical Collection from Portuguese pottery Bordallo Pinheiro

Bordallo Pinheiro’s newest collection was inspired by tropical flora, including Lilies, Birds of Paradise and Alpinia.

These exotic flowers are portrayed in vibrant reds, oranges, pinks, and yellows, and are contrasted against a dark background of silhouetted vegetation.

The collection is beautifully hand-painted and offset with transparent glazes, bringing the flowers to life and marrying a classical naturalism with a contemporary sensibility.

Each piece is fully embossed, both inside and out, and incorporates current elements of global fashion trends while maintaining a timelessness that gives the collection significant staying power.

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