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Design nods for Vista Alegre

An incredible nine pieces/collections from Vista Alegre have been nominated for the prestigious German Design Award

Portuguese luxury porcelain brand Vista Alegre has secured nine nominations for the German Design Award, the International awards of the German Design Council, which annually elects the best products in the international design sector.

The competition, one of the most internationally prestigious within the design sector, evaluates the quality of each project, identifies and honours the unique design trends worldwide.

The event is organised by the German Design Council, an organization which for 60 years has been bringing together the best in the design area. The German Design Award is divided into 10 categories: Bath and Wellness; Building and Energy; Computer and Entertainment; Home and Decoration; Industry, Materials and Health Care; Kitchen and Household; Lifestyle; Lighting, Office and Transportation and Public Design.

The competition accepts products which are already sold in the market for a period not exceeding five years, and the appointment represents the right to participate in the competition. The winners will be known in September 2015.

Caribe, Infinita (hotelware), Lavish, Marés (hotelware), Odeon (crystal), Printemps, Tecido (hotelware), Transatlântica and Triadic are the Vista Alegre products appointed by the German Design Award and which will bear from now on, the “German Design Award Nominee 2016” seal.

Earlier this year, the collections "Plissé" and "Orchestra" were awarded with the Red Dot Design Award 2015, the most coveted design award in the world, and "Orchestra" also won the Wallpaper Design Award 2015, awarded by the prestigious English art and lifestyle magazine.

Nuno Barra, Marketing & Extenal DesignDirector states that "This nomination of nine pieces/collections is a victory for Vista Alegre, as it proves the dynamics of Vista Alegre in recent years. The brand is now internationally recognized for its ability to present new products every year which incorporate the best contemporary design.

Vista Alegre is a century-old brand and it maintains its traditional roots based in the Portuguese nationality, but it is also a universal brand of its time, and therefore it also presents, every year, new contemporary products.
These 9 nominations, which follow the three international awards we won in the beginning of the year, are a source of pride to the brand, which is now closely associated with the best design artists.”

About Vista Alegre Atlantis
The porcelain factory Vista Alegre was established in 1824, in Ílhavo, Aveiro. Throughout the years, the brand has always been closely associated with Portugal’s history and cultural life, acquiring a unique international reputation.

In 2001, Grupo Vista Alegre (porcelain, earthenware and stoneware) merged with Grupo Atlantis (handmade high quality crystal and glass), creating one of the largest tableware and giftware groups in Europe: Grupo Vista Alegre Atlantis.

In 2009, Grupo Vista Alegre Atlantis became part of the Grupo Visabeira Company, following a public takeover bid over the Vista Alegre Atlantis’ shares.
Recently it was awarded with two Red Dot and an international award of the prestigious design magazine Wallpaper* which proves the reinvention capacity of a century-old brand that has become a global brand and continuously invests on artistic cooperation projects with worldwide known artists.

Contemporary design artists within the painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature areas as well as other art forms, have lent their talent to many creations of the brand. Siza Vieira, Joana Vasconcelos, Patrick Norguet, Malangatana, Sempé, Karim Rashid, Brunno Jahara, Carsten Gollnick, Sam Baron and the French brand Christian Lacroix are some of the artists who have associated their name with Vista Alegre.

Vista Alegre services are officially used by the Portuguese President, the White House as well as several Royal Houses, as well as several celebrities all across the world, such as Queen Elizabeth II, King Juan Carlos of Spain, and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Vista Alegre supplies as well official tableware for several embassies all across the world, namely Brazil, Spain, and Morocco, and for national and foreign public or private institutions.

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