Cristina Santos e Silva created a glass of Porto wine for Topázio, which is different through the innovation of the lines.
"It was with great enthusiasm that I accepted this challenge of Topázio to design a new collection.
The enthusiasm however, soon turned to apprehension when I realized I would have to develop a glass of Porto wine!
Reconcile the opinions of winemakers and "experts", subjecting myself to their "relentless" scrutiny, was an arduous achievement to be conquered ... Coordinate a new aesthetic, based on my training as an architect and the will to stir up the tradition of Topázio, would not be easy .
The idea of combining the architecture, presentt in my day-to-day, with the functionality of a glass led to the design of a deconstructed foot, seeming to defy the laws of physics, never neglected the ergonomics of the whole. "
ALTIS AVENIDA HOTEL HONORED WITH THE AWARD BEST HOTEL INTERIOR INPORTUGAL BY INTERNACIONAL HOTEL AWARDS
Artica International, represented by Cristina Santos e Silva & Ana Menezes Cardoso, was awarded the prize for Best Hotel Interior Portugal in 2013, assigned by the International Hotel Awards for the Interior Design of Altis Avenida Hotel interiors.
The International Hotel Awards are the industry reference awards for more than 18 years, honoring the work of architects and designers worldwide, the best professionals in the field of the hotel industry, architecture and design and encompassing many international notable figures.
The jury, composed of over twenty professionals whose knowledge of the industry is undeniable, attributed to international Artica, the prestigious award for Best Hotel Interior, appreciating the work done by architects Cristina Santos e Silva and Ana Menezes Cardoso and their team and contributing, certainly for the growth of the studio on the international market.
The duo of architects, already with an extensive experience in the hotel market, achieves with this international award the recognition of their continuous work, developed over the years in numerous projects in the hotel and restaurant sectors.
To Cristina Santos e Silva and Ana Menezes Cardoso "This award is an incentive to continue to develop innovative projects and high quality ones which value the hotel offer in Portugal, and contribute to the disclosure of Portugal in the world."
For Francisco Moser, the General Group Operations Director of Altis Hotels "This international distinction, along with the recent certification for ISO 14001 environmental management, reinforces the position of Altis Avenida Hotel in the segment of the Lisbon luxury hospitality."
ALTIS GRAND HOTEL HONORED WITH THE AWARD BEST HOTEL RENOVATION/REFURBISHMENT 2014 IN PORTUGAL BY INTERNACIONAL HOTEL AWARDS
The International Hotel Awards are the industry reference awards for more than 18 years, honoring the work of architects and designers worldwide, having distinguished the best professionals of the hotel industry in the field of architecture and design and encompassing many international notables
The jury, headed by Sir David Michells, whose knowledge of the industry is undeniable, and after close scrutiny, assigned to Artica International, the prestigious award for Best Hotel Renovation / Refurbishment 2014, appreciating the work done by architects Cristina Santos e Silva and Ana Menezes Cardoso and his team in the renewal of Altis Hotel and contributing certainly to a studio growth on the international market.
The national winners in the different categories will receive their awards at a ceremony in London on January 26, where the winners will also be revealed in the categories Worldwide.
To Cristina Santos e Silva and Ana Menezes Cardoso "This award is an incentive to continue to develop innovative projects and high quality valuing the hotel offer in Portugal, and contribute to the the disclosure of Portugal in the world."
COLLECTION TOPÁZIO 140 YEARS OF SILVER - ROSES OF MY GARDEN
Cristina Santos Silva, Didier Faustino, Dino Alves, Dino Gonçalves, Fernando Brízio, Joana Vasconcelos, Marco Sousa Santos, Nini Andrade Silva, Nuno Baltazar, Rodrigo Oliveira, Sam Baron, Teresa Lindahl e Toni Grilo accepted the challenge of Topázio and created a piece inspired by the iconic Jarrão João V.
The result is surprising and reflected in the collection "Topázio - 140 years of Silver".
Cristina Santos e Silva presented "Roses from my garden": Roses are a passion / I love the roses of my garden. / Talk to them, look them endless times. / Water them without wetting the leaves, cut them without hurting, prune them to be strong. / I do not feel the pain of their thorns. / I love them in jars. Feel their perfume. See them defoliate. / So they become immortal."
ROSES OF MY GARDEN - EXHIBITION TOPÁZIO 140 YEARS AT MUDE
The exhibition "Topázio- 140 years of Silver" is at MUDE - Museum of Design and Fashion until the 28th of March.
RTP visited the exhibition and spoke to the authors Cristina Santos Silva, Marco Sousa Santos, Dino Gonçalves and Toni Grilo.
GRAND OPENING RESTAURANT FORNO D'ORO
"Directly from Nepal, Tanka Sapkota and Rita Sita, offer Italian pizzas in 60 seconds, made on a golden oven designed by Cristina Santos Silva.
The owners of the already famous Come Prima, "The Yellow House" in Olival Street, wanted a golden oven in a black space, Cristina Santos Silva, as an excellent professional, offered them a golden oven in a completely blank space. The result could not be better, a welcoming, very bright and very interesting decorative detailed space.
The golden oven is coated with mosaic tiles up and down and allows to bake pizzas in 60 seconds, everything else is white with golden details. The tables with white lacquered top have a golden foot in bronze, the chairs with the seats padded and the walls are in bright white.
The light falls on the tables through white and golden lamps. Since the pizza is considered the sun of the plate, the plate bases are designed with decorative elements depicting the sol.
A simple but well thought design, full of details that make all the difference."
20 YEARS CHRISTOFLE
The architect Cristina Santos Silva, inspired by the arborescence collection of Oro-Ito, celebrates these 20 years with "art de la table, showing the more modern side of Christofle" here represented by "a very architectural language", with the integration of a console, on which the candlesticks are arranged with lighted candles to honor the occasion "in a festive way."