With the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll created one of the most cherished stories of all time. In a partnership with Ilustrarte, Vista Alegre is launching the Tea With Alice tea set, full of all the magic and charm of the story and its characters. This is a Teresa Lima creation, taking the work she had already done in a Portuguese version of the book a step further. “Many years ago, I was invited to illustrate a Portuguese version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” It was the year marking the 150th anniversary of the first time Lewis Carroll told the story, and The Story Museum in Oxford celebrated the event with an exhibition, allowing visitors to browse a selection of some of the most acclaimed versions of Alice. Thus arose the challenge of illustrating – once again – this timeless work, but in a totally different medium: in porcelain. Bringing the peculiar and imaginative characters to life in the concave and convex shapes of a tea set was a very interesting experience. Thus, Tea with Alice was born – an exhibition and a tea set bearing the same name. An invitation to enjoy pleasant conversation, accompanied by a cup of tea and biscuits. ‘Always at six o’clock!’”
- Dimensions: 11 1/9" W x 11 1/6" L x 4 4/7" H
- About Vista Alegre:
Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing porcelain in Portugal. Over its long history, the Vista Alegre brand, which has always been intimately associated with Portuguese history and culture, has achieved unparalleled recognition and visibility.
Public recognition, perceived quality and the company’s investment in innovation and design have turned Vista Alegre into one of the very few Portuguese luxury brands to achieve iconic status on a worldwide level.
Having adopted rigorousness, sophistication and versatility as its core values, Vista Alegre has been able to harmoniously combine tradition and modernity, and remain attuned to cultural trends. Vista Alegre products reflect the most recent design trends and are manufactured according to the highest quality and functionality standards. In addition to using state-of-the-art production techniques, the porcelain factory also employs 17 hand painters, who are responsible for decorating the pieces produced.