A new chapter in Noé’s exploration of Portuguese crafts, ‘Azulejos’ takes its name from the Portuguese word for tiles – a 500-year tradition whose historical and cultural dimensions are lost in translation.
A personal interpretation of the coast between Brittany and Lisbon, ‘Azulejos’ is a set of three unconventional pieces where long, narrow azulejos, painted and shaped to evoke the changing depth and colours of the sea, lap against a shore of naked black ceramics. The undulating stand-alone wood screens are reminiscent of the structures of boats; the painting is a result of Noé’s free experimentation with colours and materials, a process of letting go and allowing the materials to express their own truth.
Born from the Azulejos panels, a new chapter arises: Memory Islands, a representation of six pinpointed locations stretching along the coastline of Brittany to Lisbon through unique pieces of furniture. A transformative experience that delves into the meaning and materialisation of memories and the connection to the mighty ocean.