The signature collection of the Portuguese side-walk by Magna Natura are an exquisite interpretation of the peculiar and unique Portuguese pedestrian pavement. Noboby is indifferent to the beauty of these sidewalks assembled piece by piece by the master pavers. The origins of the Portuguese pavement date back to the XV th century when the Portuguese sailed in unknown seas and reached new cultures and civilizations. King D. Manuel I on 20th of August 1498 ordered the streets of Lisbon to be paved to allow the African white rhinoceros called ‘Ganga’ to walk without getting its paws dirty in the mud. Since then, these friezes and decorative patterns have become an icon of Portuguese culture.
The Magna Natura design goes beyond the decorative aspect, as it increases the natural acoustic benefits of pure cork, absorbing part of the sound waves, like a 'mousetrap of sounds, making the space acoustically comfortable and in a cosy and authentic environment.
This wallart, 100% sustainable, not only because it is pure cork that is extracted without harming the tree, which remains alive for generations, but also in this case by using pieces of cork from the production of stoppers, and carefully selected, revaluing what was not this beautiful solution and with special acoustic benefits, it would be for crushing and producing industrialized products.
The Portuguese side walk by Magna Natura is an signature art Mosaic composed of small squares made of authentic cork, with random thicknesses, reinforcing the natural textures and giving a threedimensional effect to enhance acoustic comfort. The arrangement of the pieces is done manually, similar as the paver masters do. In this case highlighting the beauty of the imperfections of the authentic cork, resulting in a composition of rare beauty, whether due to the texture of each one of the small pieces, the color palette that ranges from earthy to golden, and of course, the beautiful friezes and patterns. The authenticity of the natural.
ABOUT THE DESIGN
Each piece of wallart in pure cork, in its most natural state, is carefully made by hand, as it is impossible to be industrialized, but it is not about craftsmanship, but about careful design. It is easy to understand that our proposals are at a level well above the solutions of particulate cork.. It is not a simple wall covering, but a work that transforms an apathetic surface into an extraordinary wall accent with unique acoustic benefits that only authentic cork can offer.
This a wallart, 100% sustainable, not only because it is pure cork that is extracted without harming the tree, which remains alive for generations, but also in this case by using pieces of cork from the production of stoppers, and carefully selected, revaluing what was not this beautiful solution and with special acoustic benefits, it would be for crushing and producing industrialized products.
Each work is made to order, allowing customization within certain limits, according to the client's needs. We present our proposals in the beautiful natural colors of cork. The work is divided into modules / plates with standard measures 40 x 40 cm, or another measure that is deemed to be more suitable for transport. It is easy to apply and when installed its design conceals the joints allowing a uniform appearance without the mosaic effect.
Customer's projects are welcome and we can prepare the modules for a quick application, in quantity and finishing according to your project.
Our proposals can, however, be customized in different ways: in sizes that best suit the customer’s requirements. reproducing photographs of Portuguese pavement or another that reminds you of a special moment and that you would like to see reproduced in the Magna Natura wall art work. In this cases, please understand that we will have to analyse its feasibility.