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Portuguese goods curated by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras
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Saudade or the love that remains – a unique Portuguese word with no translation into another language. It is embedded with romantic values. In its essence it means the longing for someone or something loved. In Portugal’s traditional song, Fado, the word has a deep nostalgic connotation: a longing for a lost love. 

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Frog Vase photographed by Amber Rowlands for Hole & Corner Magazine, London

Saudade is the product of over twenty years of Pedro da Costa Felgueiras living in London and travelling into deep corners of secret Portugal. He brings his experience of the last two decades of working with colour and historic materials as well as his design and art projects into Saudade. From the very beginning of living in London, in 1990, Pedro started bringing these products back from his native Portugal. Objects sometimes chosen for their never-changing packaging, sometimes just because they recall the sunshine of childhood or evoke popular Portuguese ideals. Above all, Saudade products are selected for their strong connection to Pedro’s labour intensive own work and the way these pieces are still being hand produced.

Miraculously, Portugal seems to have maintained the quality of handmade manufacturing with minimal mechanical assistance. Knowledge is passed down the generations, from father to son, from employee to employee, with a persistence that stands apart from the over-industrialization of the rest of Europe.

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Pedro selecting colours at the brush factory in Portugal, São Félix da Marinha

This in turn, adds intrinsic value and results in the production of handmade objects of great quality. All the objects selected are of an artisanal production, made by factories that are now museums to a bygone way of living. This strong artisanal tradition has a great influence in defining Pedro’s aesthetic sensibility.

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Brush Collaboration with Not Another Bill, Fulham

As well as having exclusive colour combinations of existing products for Saudade-shop, Pedro presents these objects in new modern, design contexts. His sharp eye for colour, play an essential role when selecting, curating and presenting products for the pop-up events and concessions he is involved with.  They are presented with a London twist – art with the sweetness of a nation’s expressiveness and longing.

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Harvested natural cork bowl with lacquer layers and lined in 24 carat gold for The New Craftsmen, Mayfair

If you need information about your order, our selection of products, or any gift-buying advice, the saudade-shop customer service team are happy to help.

Please contact us by emailing sale@saudade-shop.com.

Customer services are open from 10:00 until 17:00 GMT Monday to Friday.

We are closed on December 25th and 26th for the UK Public Holidays, apologies for any inconvenience concerning this

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