Fine furniture calls for beautiful forms and one-of-kind silhouettes. Joinery is one of the oldest arts of humankind reborn from the perfect marriage of ancient skills with mechanical methods.
Joinery is one of the most elementary concepts in woodworking that connects different pieces of wood. A basic yet precious foundation that built the pieces’ skeleton, therefore we have always put this efficient technique in the spotlight of our designs. In this article, we will present you some of the best Boca do Lobo’s luxury furniture pieces created with this art.
Even the look of a joint, how strong it is, how long it will last thru time, and other characteristics are determined by the joining materials and which kind of technique is used in the process. A knowledge that valuable woodworkers have been putting into Boca do Lobo’s designs to make sure to enlighten one-of-kind silhouettes.
“I put my heart and soul in everything I do, and Diamond was the most challenging piece. It was one of the most joyful days when I finished a piece like that, no one can even imagine.” Mr. Cosme
Mr. Cosme is the most prominent name regarding the woodworking team, and like many Portuguese joiners, he started when he was a child in one of the many local carpentries.
“By twelve I was already making dining tables and so on. It’s been 40 years now”. Mr. Cosme is also responsible for exploring different wood techniques such as wood carving or marquetry, he reveals “After learning the art of handling the tools you can do any kind of piece. When you look at the piece you know immediately what needs to be done”.
Wood carving is one of the oldest arts of humankind, and to make sculpturing ornaments in a wooden object creates undeniable exceptional details. The marquetry method takes careful and exhaustive work.
“I am aware that being a joiner is a disappearing art“, says the person who gives shape to the classic outstanding Guggenheim cabinet or the imposing Royal dining table.
With the style of a precious jewel, the new Diamond sideboard, colored in green emerald, will make a splash in interior design since it is one of the hottest color trends for 2013. Like the amethyst Diamond, the new sideboard also features three highly sculptured doors leading to a gold leaf interior with shelving and two drawers.
A mirror will always be an object that evokes supreme beauty with an inexplicable mystical appreciation. The Marie Antoinette mirror represents an attitude and the characteristics of a critical “époque” that shaped French history. Inspired by the controversy behind her time in the French Court and the lavish lifestyle led by the last generation of French Royal Family’s, the Marie Antoinette Mirror represents the importance given to greatness and extravagance, from its size to finishing details.
King Manuel I of Portugal is best known for his support of Portuguese maritime exploration. During his reign, Dom Manuel saw his fleet discover India, Brasil, and reach distant lands such as Greenland and Newfound Land, and solidified trading routes and agreements between Persia, China, Morocco, and Portugal. This noble cabinet draws inspirations from his legacy, the Manueline aesthetic and style, and pays a tribute to Portugal’s most influential epochs.
Inspired by Manuelino style, Manu is ideal for a classic office or a romantic bedroom like yours where you rather write down your deepest and intense thoughts. With a top lined with a black lacquered mirror, and a work area made of leather. The base turned and lacquered finished with a high gloss varnish.
Marie Thérèse, the eldest daughter of Marie Antoinette, and Louis XVI, the last King of France, lived a life far from monarchal. Represented through beautiful lines and special elements, the Marie Therese brings a breath of curves to embody the quality and integrity of a true art piece.
Piccadilly Mirror is a result of new concepts that featured impossible constructions, explorations of the infinity, architecture, and tessellations. With a convex mirror, its frame is made in highly handcrafted poplar. The mirror is a perfect reflection of the masters at work here at Boca do Lobo Design Studio.
Piccadilly Sideboard, another eternal present for you from Boca do Lobo, is an exclusive design piece that combines the dynamism of design with the power of narrative. Piccadilly Sideboard is a highly expressive Limited Edition work, a precise knowledge of craft, materials and production techniques.
The Royal is a real step forward for Boca do Lobo. It’s hand-carved details of the intricate marquetry design and finishes, are executed with amazing precision by our artisans. Made from wood, each of its details is executed with precision, from its frame in a baroque and minimalist faceted style, to its unique tabletop, in a palisander veneer patchwork collage, finished with a high gloss varnish.
When is a piece of design a piece of art? Is ‘design-art’ a convenient terminology to describe this new orientation in design which highlights unique design objects with a whiff of functionalism? Is design-art a new trend? Resulting works like Time Goes By are a blend of enchanting fantasy and potent reality.
This seductive piece transcends traditional and modern boundaries. Each fusion of art and design is handcrafted from the finest materials by master artisans using production methods developed to preserve traditional techniques and deliver the highest quality.