A space of time and memories. A T6 “Belle Epoque” Apartment, which still breathes much of Pombalin typology. Target of some careless interventions, is searching for its initial memory along with a new contemporary living. This is the moIo of an intervention that should be “surgical” in order to preserve the essence of space and materiality, while bringing the house to contemporary times, through a new typology, where functionalities transmit the current way of living and also a new spatial fluidity, explored through the maximization of pre–‐existing symmetries. The different times and memories extend the space to the furniture and objects, which came mainly from several generations of the owner’s family, having been subjected to a rigorous selection, which aims to combine them with pieces of design history, with roots in the 50s and 60s of the twentieth century, in order to create an eclectic combination which offers an environment that breathes a contemporary sense of romanticism.
Living room: On the couch, yellow Burel cushions and cushions made `from silk scarves Jim Thompson. Above, set of 3 round colorful mirrors from the 70s. Weaver rugs from Alentejo made in the70s. Rustic bench from the grandparents owner’s farm, on which is a lamp with three vintage yellow globes. Vintage armchairs in mustard yellow corduroy, 60s side table in Rosewood, and Oioman White, Charles Eames, all of Pura Cal. On the wall, a set of Portuguese dishes of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from the collection of an uncle. On the shelf, several small family objects. Tulip dining table and chair Womb, both Eero Saarinen and a set of vintage chairs from the 50’s in Mutene wood, all of PuraCal. Verner Panton lamp, on the 70s side table.
Dining Room: On the corridor, two small rococo mirrors. 50s German Oval dining table, and 60s Teak chairs from Portuguese factory Olaio, on Pura Cal. Carpet from the beginning of the XX century and tapestry of Castelo Branco, both from family. Poster with photography of abandoned shop, Doc Lisboa 2011. As a mention of the Belle Époque period, golden wall and ceiling whit indirect lighting and Portuguese swallows from Bordalo Pinheiro factory.
Suite: As bedside tables, rosewood Romantic chairs. On the bed, pillows and duvet cover of Paris em Lisboa store, blanket in wool lamb, family collection. Frame with collage, “Golden Era” by Tiago Patrício Rodrigues, and ‘70s small golden frame, unknown author. Pending Lamp from the 40s in glass tubes and beads, found in a street market. “Shell” chair by Hans Wegner in Pura Cal, and Mongolia’s wool cushion from Zara Home. Raw linen curtains from Aldeco Fabrics.
WC: as countertop sink, a brown cabinet with an Azulino Cascais stone, from the grandparents’ home. White tiles from Recer, Bellavista toilets, Ofa taps and black hydraulic tiled floor from “Fábrica Zagalo”.
Kitchen: Floor in shades of green, in hydraulic mosaic with boxes motif in custom–‐made at “Fábrica Zagalo”. Green lacquered furniture and the traditional stone from Lisbon, named “Lioz” as countertop and wall. 50s kitchen table, recovered by Pura Cal and original Thonet chairs from the beginning of the twentieth century. Rustic cupboard from family and crockery from Vista Alegre and Bordalo Pinheiro factories.
Memories Rehabilitation + interiors: Architect Tiago Patrício Rodrigues
Photography: Marlene Oliveira