Mateus – celebrating 25 years in ceramics
There’s a story behind everything. For Teresa Mateus Lundahl, the founder of Mateus, it’s about passion for the set table. It’s a love story that will undoubtedly last forever. Mateus handcrafted ceramics create a feeling of warmth and wellbeing in the home. Designed to captivate your senses, they set the stage for sharing good food and conversation around a beautifully set table.
The ideas that formed Mateus took shape over the course of several years. Teresa, originally from Portugal, saw design trends shifting in her new home country of Sweden. Colours and patterns began to make inroads into Swedish homes. Why not bring together the best of both her worlds? Why not fuse traditional Portuguese ceramic craftsmanship, Swedish design and contemporary fashion trends into quality products that celebrate the love of life? And the Mateus brand was born.
This year Mateus is celebrating its 25th anniversary. We are marking this milestone with a new collection of ceramics created in collaboration with two international design talents, the French designer Sam Baron and Greek creative director and founder of Yatzer.com Costas Voyatzis.
With this new collection, Mateus continues to reinforce its position as a global design company. But above all, the collection is a tribute to ceramics, one of the oldest art forms of mankind.
Teresa and Filippa Mateus Lundahl are the creative forces behind the Mateus brand. This dynamic mother-daughter duo runs the company with passion.
Mateus was founded in 1993 with the ambition to unite the two cultures that continue to shape Teresa. A lot has happened since the first plate was lifted from the kiln, and today ceramics from Mateus are sold all over the world.
Filippa, a designer, joined the company in 2014 brimming with energy and new ideas, new marketing methods and new collections. She designed the popular “Bubbles” series. This playful, contemporary collection of ceramics is beautiful alone or layered with other Mateus collections.
Mother-daughter relationships can be complicated – and even more so when mixing business and private life. Respect, trust and a lot of laughter are the key ingredients that contribute to Mateus’s ongoing success. Strong bonds and an eye for design and beauty keep the company thriving.
Caring for your ceramics
Mateus ceramics evoke warmth and a joy of life. Designed to captivate your senses, they set the stage for sharing good food and conversation around a beautifully set table.
Taking good care of your ceramics from Mateus will ensure that they look their best on your table for a long, long time. Each piece is lovingly crafted by hand in Portugal from fine-grained clay, a living, natural material. All products are fired at high temperatures to achieve the necessary durability for everyday use in the home.
The firing technique also makes the ceramics as water-resistant as possible. Microwave and dishwasher safe, all Mateus products meet safety standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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