happenedAleluia’s most recent participation in the largest international fair of the sector was a huge success and has attracted many visitors!
In a stand that celebrates the most Urban spirit of the latest Vintage trends, numerous novelties were presented: Mustang Slate, which is inspired by the slate that is in the very origin of its name; Lodge and Castle that result from a refined selection of woods; the Aline series, which has a smooth structure of irregular plaster, as well as new colours, sizes and decorations of the series Concrete, Dune, Plaster, Alpe, Natura, Krea, Focus and Home.
It is in Quinta de Quetzal, Vila de Frades, in the heart of the Alentejo region, that we can find a large tile panel, produced at Aleluia Cerâmicas, S.A., in its Sintra unit, the Viúva Lamego Ceramic Factory.
At the entrance to the room where the restaurant is located we immediately fix our eyes on this large panel composed of 915 tiles, with an area of 17.94 square meters. It portrays a colourful drawing of a Quetzal, the bird that gives the name to the Quinta and also to some of their wines.
Produced in the Sintra unit of Aleluia Cerâmicas, S.A. this panel is inspired on an illustration by the exceptional artist Henriette Arcelin, who has been working with Viúva Lamego in several art works. This large panel is the restaurant’s business card, having a great prominence in one of its walls.
Pop Galo is the new Joana Vasconcelos’ masterpiece.
It is a reinterpretation of the famous portuguese Galo de Barcelos with 10 meters high, about four tons and composed of 16,000 LEDs and 17,000 tiles, produced and hand painted in Aleluia Cerâmicas, S.A. in its Sintra unit, Viúva Lamego.
Aleluia Cerâmicas, S.A. worked in close collaboration with the artist in the development of techniques that allowed adapting the tiles to the curved forms of the masterpiece, a challenge readily accepted and successfully overcome.
On the 21st of October, a large mural of tiles painted by the artist André Saraiva, with a total area of 1011.1 m2, 188 meters long, and consisting of 52,738 tiles, was presented to the public in the Garden Botto Machado in Lisbon.
This was an initiative of the Lisbon City Council, together with MUDE – Museum of Design and Fashion and the S. Vicente Parish Council. The mural was manufactured at Aleluia Cerâmicas SA in its Sintra unit, Viuva Lamego, following techniques and craft methods production, and hand-painted by the artist.
The Aleluia Cerâmicas S.A. worked in close collaboration with the artist in the development of new painting techniques that allowed the tiles to produce the graffiti effect, the particular language that distinguishes his work.
Located on an iconic building covered with traditional Portuguese tiles on Lisbon – Largo do Intendente.
Aiming to “reinvent loneliness” the “Estação Terminal”, on a walked route, filled the Intendente neighbor.
The Viúva Lamego by being a reference in the art of painting tiles, is again invited to be part of an international project by the architect Vincent Rapin. The Marsens School in Switzerland, it is a work that was meticulously designed, with 310 m2 of glazed bands white Viúva Lamego.
The two contiguous walls to the Bica Funicular building, in Lisbon, were valued with tile panels in black and white, suggesting an optical illusion of three-dimensionality. Those are a creation of the architects Rita and Catarina Almada Negreiros.
The two symmetrical panels have a total area of 54 m2 and feature multiple visions, due to use of the Kinetic Tiles from Viúva Lamego.
The walls of the entrance corridor of the Tomberg metro station, in Brussels, were valorized with plates with a glazed finish, double sponging and hand-painting, by Viúva Lamego. Those plates were supplied in 1998 and later in 2013 for the expansion project of the station.
The project, which theme is a unique alphabet in which each letter is represented by a line and a colour, was designed by the architects Guy Rombouts and Monica Droste.