About the collection

The siblings Susana Bastos, artist and fashion designer, and Marcelo Alvarenga, architect, are the founders of the Brazilian furniture and object design studio ALVA. Cleverly intertwining their backgrounds in architecture and art, Marcelo and Susana create contemporary and eye-catching design objects. For Gardeco, they conceived the ITA and AMORFA-lines that consist of beautiful vases in soft soapstone, a natural crystalline rock sourced locally in the region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Using a lathe and scraping tools, solid blocks of soapstone are turned into strikingly beautiful creations with stand-out silhouettes.

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