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Vista Alegre Wins 2018 Red Dot Design Award

PressReleasePing - April 26, 2018 -Vista Alegre, a worldwide leader in fine porcelain, crystal tableware, giftware, and barware, has been honored with a 2018 Red Dot Design Award for its Utopia collection. Sought by many international brands, a Red Dot Design Award is among the most prestigious product design accolades, the winners of which embody unparalleled excellence and quality. "The Utopia collection exudes fine craftsmanship. The way each piece seems to elegantly adapt itself to a fluid form makes this dinnerware stand out, not only because of its high quality, but because it also doubles as tabletop art," said Daniel DaSilva, President of Vista Alegre USA. "We are proud to earn yet another coveted Red Dot Design Award- the honor proves Vista Alegre's continuous investment in innovation, design and art." About the Winning Collection: Vista Alegre's Utopia collection takes its inspiration from the Japanese traditional art of origami. Each piece features distinctive reliefs inspired by the disciplined art of creating beautiful sculptures simply by folding paper. Through this geometric concept, Utopia pays tribute to a unique cultural heritage while bringing unexpected, understated beauty to the table. Utopia is a contemporary porcelain collection, and is available as a full dinnerware line, featuring place settings, serving platters, coffee service, and more. About the Red Dot Design Awards: The Red Dot Design Awards program was created by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and receives approximately 17,000 applications annually. This year's competition saw more than 6,300 applications from 59 countries being evaluated by an international jury panel comprising 39 design professionals. Of all entrants, only 1.1% of products were chosen to received top honors this year, making the Red Dot Award winners a truly exclusive group. This year's win marks the fifth Red Dot Design Award earned by Vista Alegre. You can view the winning collection online here: Vista Alegre Utopia. About Vista Alegre: Vista Alegre, a manufacturer of high quality porcelain and lead crystal, is recognized as one of the leading tableware, home décor and giftware brands in the world, and by far the most prestigious in Portugal. Synonymous with harmony, tradition, and modernity, Vista Alegre meets both the Portuguese and international market's needs in the art of tableware, decoration, giftware, barware, and hotelware. The Vista Alegre porcelain factory was founded in 1824, in Ílhavo, part of the Aveiro district in central Portugal. The company was the product of the heart and mind of a 19th century Portuguese entrepreneur and visionary, João Ferreira Pinto Basto. Throughout the years, the brand has always been closely associated with Portugal's history and culture, lending a unique international reputation to the company. In 2001, Vista Alegre (porcelain, earthenware, and stoneware) merged with Atlantis (handmade, high-quality crystal and glass), creating one of the largest tableware and giftware groups in Europe: Vista Alegre Atlantis. In 2009, Vista Alegre Atlantis became part of the Visabeira Company, following a public takeover bid of the company. In 2013, Vista Alegre USA, a subsidiary of Vista Alegre, was established to import and distribute the company's products throughout North America. The company has five showrooms across the United States and is represented in more than 200 of the country's most prestigious retailers. Adopting universality, excellence, and innovation as its fundamental values, Vista Alegre develops new products according to the highest standards of professional quality and functionality. The company's ongoing collaborative efforts with worldwide renowned artists has consistently resulted in exclusive collections that embody the latest design trends, catapulting Vista Alegre to the forefront of the global market. Contemporary designers and artists in fashion, fine art, sculpture, architecture, literature, and other related fields, have lent their talent for many of the brand's creations. Siza Vieira, Joana Vasconcelos, Patrick Norguet, Malangatana, Sempé, Karim Rashid, Brunno Jahara, Carsten Gollnick, Sam Baron, Oscar de la Renta, and the French fashion house Christian Lacroix are some of the many artists who have collaborated with Vista Alegre. Vista Alegre products are officially used by the Portuguese President, the White House, and several Royal Houses, including those of Queen Elizabeth II, King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The company also provides official tableware for several embassies across the world, namely Brazil, Spain, and Morocco, and for national and foreign public and private institutions.


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