25 May 2021
COLLECTIBLE: What do you think collectible design brings compared to other more massively produced pieces?
Mircea Anghel: In a world where mass production is everywhere, collectible designs are unique pieces that have more value today than ever. I am inspired by my surroundings and create pieces that are a result of many influences. In my practice, I learn from the people with who I work with constantly, as well as cultivating the stories of each material that I work with. This is an enriching experience that hopefully transpires into any piece I present. I think that marks the difference between a collectible design and a mass-produced piece.
“ In my practice, I learn from the people who I work with constantly, as well as cultivating the stories of each material that I work with.”
C: How do you position your city in the global design market, what makes your city unique, trends?
MA: I live in Herdade da Barrosinha, a rural estate is in the Alentejo region of Portugal, 1 hour drive from Lisbon. Here, rural traditions and new international practices mix together to form an inspiring breeding ground for creativity. I think what makes this place unique is the stories, traditions, knowledge that is carried in the people and the spaces. With technology, there is a growing potential for previously remote places such as this one to become visibly relevant in the global design market.
C: A place you recently visited that inspired you?
MA: Every day I wake up and I am inspired by the Alentejo way of life, by the landscape and the people who make up the existing and emerging local community. I am trying to lead a growing way of living and working inspired by this.
About Mircea Anghel (Portugal)
Mircea Anghel creates one-of-a-kind pieces, each of them being an evolution of the previous example. Attracted by balance and equilibrium, the exercise of creation and problem solving connects with Mircea Anghel’s highly mathematical background.