The Alcoa ceramics line is inspired by Nordic design traditions, but made of the finest white clay from Portugal and produced by highly skilled craftsmen there. This combination of local and Nordic tradtions results in a beautifully simple and durable ceramics product.
Portugal has a long, cultural tradition of ceramic pottery due to their natural access to clay. Today, the traditions are still important to the culture. Ceramic tiles are omnipresent in the streetscapes of Portugal. Our local partner is a small pottery situated in the region of Alcobaça, whose skills and knowledge of the material and craftsmanship have been passed down to them through the centuries. Every piece is thoroughly inspected and finished by hand.
The aim of the Alcoa line has been juxtapose and contrast. The taut, geometrical design challenges the rugged nature of the clay. The unembellished exterior reminds us of the tactility of nature in opposition to the sleekness of that which is man-made.
Stoneware as a Material
Our Alcoa line is made of sustainable stoneware. Its is durable, waterproof and comfortably rugged to the touch.