The Alcoa ceramics line is designed with Nordic design traditions, made of the finest white clay from Portugal and produced by highly skilled craftsmen in Portugal. A combination resulting in simple, superior ceramics product.
Portugal has a long, cultural tradition of ceramic pottery, due to their natural access to the clay pits. Today, the traditions are still dominant in 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 on for centuries. Every piece is thoroughly inspected and finished by hand.
The aim of the Alcoa line has been to walk a tightrope of contrasts. The taut, geometrical design expression challenges the organicness of the clay. However, the slightly gritty exterior reminds us of the tactility of nature versus the sleekness of that which is man-made.
Stoneware as a material
Our Alcoa line is made of sustainable stoneware, because it is durable, waterproof and comfortably raw to the touch. The structures of the material have allowed us to refine the surfaces of the products to meet our satisfaction.