Pedro Franco presents the Artesania collection in collab with Cerâmica Portinari
The collection, which has as its central inspiration the Ponto Cruz technique, brings textures, heights and reliefs of ancestral Brazilian making to the universe of ceramics.
Cerâmica Portinari, a Brazilian tile company aligned with sustainable principles, has just won another collection signed by renowned Brazilian designer Pedro Franco, entitled Artesania. This is the company's third collab made in partnership with Pedro and features the Ponto Cruz technique as the protagonist. With the objective of extolling the possibilities of the union between the high technology of the big industry when making local Brazilian manuals, Artesania marks a new moment in national ceramics. In addition to bringing the constant guideline of the designer's work, the concept of Glo-cality.
The ceramic collection signed by Pedro extols local Brazilian culture because its primordial inspiration is the ancestral technique of Ponto Cruz, knowledge learned by the designer from the Bahian artisan Ana Caires. Pedro then digitized the drawings and took the challenge to Portinari, who translated the technique into ceramics with a rich range of reliefs, heights and textures very similar to the touch of the cross stitch.
The technique printing was segmented into 20x20 ceramic tiles that, if neatly aligned, transform into the traditional cross stitch design and, if randomly aligned, transform into other figures. Therefore, ceramics are open to new creations and co-creations.
"Everything about this collab is very cool, but what makes me most happy is the fact that I created a piece that gives space for other people to co-create with me. Value that fits a lot with my vision of interactive design. Besides of course , to bring this duality of manual making and industrial making in the same piece in a totally organic way", says Pedro Franco.
Cabinet Rendeiras with painted steel frame - laser cut doors - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
CD Esqueleto Gold
Chair with structure in painted steel - seat and back in aluminium with gold finish - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
Renda sofa with steel frame and cuted laser painted bach - upholstered seat with loose back cushion - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
Noveou dinning or center table with painted steel structure and marble perla santana top - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
Golem chair with multilaminate backrest and solid wood structure with seat covered in eco-leather - Vico Magistretti design for A LOT OF Brasil
Renda armchair with steel frame and cuted laser painted bach - upholstered seat with loose back cushion - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
Supernova armchair with aluminium structure in gold finish and leather covered - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
Fla chair with steel frame with copper finish and back in natural fabric lace of natural fabric eternalized by metallization process - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
k2 sofa in lacquered wood with upholstered seat and backrest - design Alessandro Mendini para A LOT OF Brasil
Renda side table with steel frame with copper finish and top in natural fabric lace of natural fabric eternalized by metallization process - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
Antropófago armchair with fiberglass structure with a climbing rope cover - design Pedro Franco para A LOT OF Brasil
Underconstrucion armchair with painted steel structure and padded straps - special series with embroidery - Design Pedro Franco for A LOT OF Brazil.