Many words can describe it. In the English language it can be known as “Memento”, in Portuguese it’s “Lembrança”. In France they call it “Souvenir” and in Spain “Recuerdo”.
What is it exactly?
It can be many things. Maybe it’s a crumpled napkin from an extraordinary restaurant, or a straw from that bar where you drank that crazy cocktail or maybe it’s a London Bus keychain where you can read “Made in China”. What they have in common, however, is the incredible power to induce memories. They clash with the carefully picked furniture in your house, because more than being appealing or
Politically correct, they are wacky, without context and loud.
Recuerdo is just like these amazing objects. It´s not supposed to be part a set, but to stand alone and proud, with a concept that couldn´t be simpler: its interest surpasses its elegance. More than being just a chair it is an object of desire.