Everyday objects made from Portuguese stone to feature in Common Sense exhibition - architecture and design

Everyday objects made from Portuguese stone to feature in Common Sense exhibition



Dezeen promotion: an exhibition at Design Miami/Basel will see seven designers and studios, including Jasper Morrison, Michael Anastassiades and the Bouroullec brothers, present household objects realised in Portuguese stone.
As one of the satellite projects for Design Miami/Basel 2019, Common Sense is curated by Experimentadesign and Lisbon Gallery, along with ArtWorks and Paris-based Galerie Vertbois 5.
Jasper Morrison's contribution is a bowl called Alpinina
The other participating designers are the Campana brothers, Claudia Moreira Salles, Fernando Brízio and Miguel Vieira Baptista.
Each designer was asked to create objects to showcase one or more different types of Portuguese stone. The result is a series of 14 objects, with "unique personalities". Estudio Campana created rings using Portuguese marble and Brazilian coconut fibre
According to Experimentadesign, the aim was to celebrate common sense and simplicity, in a time when technology is ever present.
"It is fundamental to review and redesign the relationship with some of the most ancient and sustainable materials we have available, and through design, bring their unique power, beauty and characteristics into our daily lives," said curator Guta Moura Guedes.
Michael Anastassiades presents a vase made from two types of stone
Jasper Morrison's contribution is the Alpinina bowl, named after the limestone from which it is made. It features a recessed base that is designed to create the illusion that...
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