Monday, January 13

Ceramics by

Alma Gémea by Matcerâmica
Designed by Raquel Castro

Growing in the Portuguese region of Alentejo, the Whistler is the oldest cork tree in the world. Fitting, then, that the tea collection by Alma Gémea, a collaboration between ceramic manufacturer Matceramica and Amorim, the world’s largest cork producer, matches the bark of the cork tree with traditional Portuguese ceramic, bringing the two into beautiful harmony. A sleek union, it's little wonder that the The New York Times and the MoMA Design Shop have taken note of the perfect match.

The designers behind Portuguese label Alma Gémea knew that the natural properties of soft, natural cork and glossy ceramic could work in concert for contemporary needs. Little did they know how beautiful the results would be. The cork lets you set treats out silently, providing an aesthetic balance between the two materials and lending your table a hint of sophistication.

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