A retrospective or works covering the 50 year career of Portuguese designer Eduardo Afonso Dias is on display at MUDE, the Museum of Design and Fashion in Lisbon. Over 400 pieces, from house wares and furnishings to photographs and drawings, are in the exhibition, called “O Design Possivel” (“The Possible Design). The exhibition continues on the second floor of the museum through 6 July.
Visitors of a certain age may recognize some of the pieces of cutlery, storage containers, earthenware or utensils. Many of his 400 items in 50 collections have become iconic house ware objects that may now be considered masterpieces of design. Notable items include: atom cutlery (faqueiro Omo ) from 1972 and the Edge (Gume) cutlery kitchen series from 1976. Much of his wrok was designed for and sold by Ikea. These include: cutting boards, cork hotplates, pots, pans, painted arthenware, cups, thermal mugs and much more.
The show also features a collection of drawings and furnishings used in Eduardo Afonso Dias Dias’ interior design projects.
The exhibition also presents a significant number of photographs taken by Eduardo Afonso Dias, from photos of repression during the Estado Novo to portraits of friends such as Jorge Martins, Sá Nogueira and João Vieira.
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