The Fabricaal is a space pulsating with history and life. It is the hands of artisans that give life to each piece, perpetuating the cultural heritage and centuries-old traditions of Europe. It is a center of living history, where merino wool is transformed into unique works of art - in throws, rugs, furniture and accessories.
Their pieces are symbols of love for the land, created with sustainable materials and woven with passion. They are an invitation to travel back in time, to a place where beauty and tradition come together to create something truly special and unforgettable.
Fabricaal is a source of inspiration and beauty, where tradition is perpetuated through innovation and commitment to ecology and design.
POMAR is an exhibition curated by Felipa Almeida for Fabricaal.
The region of Reguengos de Monsaraz, where the century-old artisanal unit for the production of Alentejo blankets is located, with strong pottery traditions, as well as a connection to the land and the change of seasons, inspired Felipa Almeida to create an imaginary where wool and clay intersect, putting two traditional Alentejo arts into dialogue, and celebrating Spring and its fruits.
The unique combinations of colors and patterns on the blankets at the Fábrica Alentejana de Lanificios transported the curator into the universe of artists, such as Matisse and Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, and into their worlds and ateliers.
Curator Felipa Almeida defined a color palette with Fabricaal and invited artists to create unique pieces, which are presented at Lisbon by Design. Henriette Arcelin puts blankets and fruit together in an artist's studio in an oil painting, and from there created ceramic pieces. Rita Kroh conceived a sculptural piece for the wall representing a fruit bowl, which she shaped using wool from the Alentejo factory. Maud Téphany worked on creating a set of ceramic pieces, inspired by seasonal fruits.
POMAR is presented at Lisbon by Design, showing unique works in dialogue with the expertise of Fabricaal.
Photos Courtesy of Fabricaal and Filipa Pinto da Silva.