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Fernando Brízio

 Fernando Brízio studied Design at Faculdade de Belas-Artes de Lisboa, a city where he lives and works.

He has developed projects for various organizations and companies such as Droog (NL), Amorim (PT), Experimenta Design (PT), Torino World Design Capital (IT), Cor Unum (NL), Nike (PT), Authentics (DE), Adidas (PT), Fábrica Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro (PT), Il Coccio (IT), Established & Sons (UK) and Galerie Kreo (FR), among other.

During the last years he was involved in the creation of degree and master’s courses within the product design and environments area. He is a professor and coordinator of Industrial Design at ESAD.CR.

He was a visiting professor at ECAL - École Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne and at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. He has been invited as lecturer and member of juries in Portugal and abroad. His work is regularly published and exhibited internationally, is part of the permanent collection at Mude - Museu do Design e da Moda - Francisco Capelo Collection, at the IMA Indianápolis Museum of Art, and is included in many private collections.

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Elefantes

I have known for some years two elephants who live in the back of the Fábrica de Faianças Bordallo Pinheiro. They live together with snails, frogs, chickens, ducks, bees, many birds and other animals. I keep a good memory of the day we talked for the first time, we became friends. When I was asked to design a piece for the 125th anniversary of Bordallo Pinheiro, I ask them for help. They wandered in the factory museum, chose bowls, pots, vases and began to push them. I enjoyed what they did. They are the authors of the things I've done for this anniversary... I merely watched.