PEDRA vase

by Manuel Aires mateus

Size: Small


Sale price€240

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Since each marble block is unique, each PEDRA vase appearance may vary from hundreds of possible natural designs and colours.

Born of the natural characteristics of Estremoz marble, the PEDRA vases are an elegant and simple display for fresh flowers, dried botanicals, or faux blooms, among many other uses.

Manuel Aires Mateus imagined a vase showing an unexpected material for this object, more solid, stony, and deeply contrasting with the fragility of a flower. Hand carved and polished, these pieces are a celebration of craftmanship, tradition and modernism. 

The Designer:

Manuel Aires mateus

Manuel Aires Mateus
One of the most renowned Portuguese architects, Manuel Aires Mateus was born in 1963 and graduated as an architect in 1986 at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon, although he had collaborated with Gonçalo Byrne since 1983.

In 1988 he founded the studio Aires Mateus & Associados, together with his brother Francisco Aires Mateus. Among the many iconic works for which he is known, stand out; the restoration of Colégio da Trindade, in Coimbra, winner of the Architécti/Arkial Prize, in 2000; the Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa , which won the Valmor Prize in 2002; the Sines Arts Center, finalist for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award in 2007; the EDP headquarters, on Avenida 24 de Julho, inaugurated in 2015 and winner of the Valmor Prize 2018 and the Secil Prize in 2020.