Miguel Vieira Baptista

Miguel Vieira Baptista

Born in Lisbon in 1968, the same city where he studied Design, at IADE. He received his degree from the Glasgow School of Art in 1993. Since 2000 he has developed projects as a product designer for several brands such as Asplund, Authentics, Kvadrat, Materia and Vista Alegre Atlantis. He also combines his main activity with specific exhibition and interior design projects commissioned by clients such as experimentadesign, the EDP Foundation,  Lisbon Fashion Week and Renova. He has been the curator of several design exhibitions, including “Dieter Rams Haus” presented at Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon (2001). Since 2003 he has been producing and exhibiting limited editions in galleries such as Loja da Atalaia, Cristina Guerra, Marz, Appleton Square and Gabinete. He has been teaching at ESAD.CR since 2000; was a guest professor at ECAL in Switzerland during 2001 and at Domaine de Boisbuchet in France in 2015. His work is part of the collection of MUDE – Lisbon’s Museum of Design and Fashion. In 2013 he was awarded in Cologne with the Audi Mentorprize by A&W.

Aro

Simplicity belies its eloquence. Aro is a centrepiece as well as a statement, a bold assumption of cork’s personality. In the same way as cork stoppers are compressed into place becoming an airtight seal, Aro takes a substantial hunk of cork and binds it with a graceful metal ring. Highlighting its texture and density, the combination with another material denies nothing of cork’s physicality and aesthetic weight. Aro shows off and celebrates these characteristics, putting cork centre-stage in your living environment.

  • Type Centrepiece
  • Date 2011
  • Dimensions
    Aro 1: Ø 260 x 170 mm
    Aro 2: Ø 400 x 65 mm
  • Weight
    Aro 1: 7.7 kg
    Aro 2: 8.6 kg
  • Material Agglomerated Cork, Metallic Rim
  • Edition Standard
  • Available colors
    Aro 1: Black and Grey
    Aro 2: White and Grey

Made in Portugal with Portuguese cork.

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Eclipse 1

Eclipse 1 is part of a set of pieces that have been conceptualised from research into the construction methods used in Roman antiquity, in which Miguel Vieira Baptista studied the ways the various stone elements used in columns were joined together at the time. The piece itself is composed of a single block, that while seemingly unfinished by reproducing the shape of an eclipse, continues to function as a container.

  • Type Centrepiece
  • Date 2017
  • Dimensions 400 x 330 x 50 mm
  • Weight 8.93 kg
  • Material Pele de Tigre Marble
  • Edition Limited 8+3

Made in Portugal using Portuguese stone.
Prototype developed for the First Stone programme, for Assimagra.
100% recyclable.

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Eclipse 2

Eclipse 2 is part of a set of pieces that have been conceptualised from research into the construction methods used in Roman antiquity, in which Miguel Vieira Baptista studied the ways the various stone elements used in columns were joined together at the time. The piece itself is composed of one single block, that while seemingly unfinished by reproducing the shape of an eclipse, continues to function as a container.

  • Type Centrepiece
  • Date 2017
  • Dimensions 270 x 225 x 100 mm
  • Weight 5.27 kg
  • Material Pele de Tigre Marble
  • Edition Limited 8+3

Made in Portugal using Portuguese stone.
Prototype developed for the First Stone programme, for Assimagra.
100% recyclable.

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Hipódromo

Hipódromo is part of a set of pieces that have been conceptualized from research into the construction methods used in Roman antiquity, in which Miguel Vieira Baptista studied the ways the various stone elements used in columns were joined together at the time. Hipódromo is made up of seven juxtaposing elements, creating a singular piece, thus contradicting methods that used mortar or extremely resistant metal and stone pieces.

  • Type Centrepiece
  • Date 2017
  • Dimensions 510 x 260 x 35 mm
  • Weight 5.38 kg
  • Material Pele de Tigre Marble
  • Edition Limited 8+3
  • Made in Portugal using Portuguese stone.

Prototype developed for the First Stone programme, for Assimagra.
100% recyclable.

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