Margarida Lopes Pereira Designs Floral Vase Table
Portuguese designer Margarida Lopes Pereira blurs the line between home accessories and furniture design with a table named Amesa. Mindfully simple and gracefully crafted, this piece showcases organic beauty, allowing users to fill each jar with flowers of their choosing.
“My mother [was] always concerned about having flowers at home just to decorate the living room whether or not it’s a festivity.” said Pereira, College of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha alumni. “I like objects, things [that attract] the eye because of its shape but also relate to an old memory, habits, [and] everyday stuff.”
Composed of sawn wood and ceramic pottery, Amesa celebrates the influence of flowers in and around living spaces. The curvaceous form of the hard wood also relates to the soft fluidity of the three vase legs.
The concept arrived as a digital submission to a design contest years ago. Upon graduating in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial design, Pereira attended glass, casting, and ceramic courses for an additional two years. With a broader skillset and deeper perception of herself as a designer, Pereira revisited the project with a fresh pair of eyes.
“The project suffered changes and became something completely different; however it remained related with the core idea of the common habit of putting a jar with flowers, as decoration, on a center of the table.”
Amesa's design can be understood by audiences around the world, as floral décors have thrived for centuries as a means of conveying domesticity, compassion, and positive energy.
To learn more about Margarida Lopes Perieria and her designs, visit her website at http://cargocollective.com/mlp