Viúva Lamego produces traditional Portuguese tiles and special projects from authors (public art) or architects.
Traditional Portuguese Glazed Tiles

Viúva Lamego was founded in 1849. At the time, its production facilities were located where the main shop is situated today, Largo do Intendente, in Lisbon. At the start of the factory’s activity it produced a diverse range of products, be they practical items made from red clay (jugs, etc), or pieces made from white clay such as faiences and traditional glazed tiles.

Today, Viúva Lamego‘s production is characterized by a vast range of traditional glazed tiles, always hand-painted, which reproduce designs from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is also produces projects through special order or by direct collaboration with visual artists or architects based on their designs.

The majority of its production focuses on glazed tiles and decorative borders be they patterned or part of a panel. These tiles are manufactures by use of a press or by the use of an extrusion method giving them a more natural finish.

Some of Viúva Lamego’s most recent projects include almost every underground station of Lisbon, as well some international underground stations, which were hand painted. Other projects also include the Casa da Música in Oporto and the Pavilhão de  Portugal, among others.

Artistic Faiences

Since 1849, Viúva Lamego has maintained the production of artistic faiences in white clay parallel to its production of glazed tiles.

The stoneware includes distinct practical and decorative pieces that exemplify the Portuguese tradition, charming customers all over the world.
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