Thursday, March 6, 2008
Photos by Sailor Girl of Vista Alegre's windows at Chiado.
[Vista Alegre] is a Portuguese porcelain manufacturer located in Ílhavo in the district of Aveiro. By May 2001, the Group Vista Alegre joined with the Atlantis group and created the largest nacional tableware Group and the sixth in the world in this specialty: the Grupo Vista Alegre Atlantis. Fábrica de Porcelana Vista Alegre, with its historical background and tradition is the most representative industrial unit of the eleven ones of the Group, producing around 10 million pieces a year, in decorative and domestic porcelain. In 2002 it finished an industrial reengineering process to increase both its capacity and production volume. An integration project was also under way for the two porcelain production centres of the Group. (addapted from Wikipedia).