Boca do Lobo unveils the new edition Legacy Magazine, a design and craftmanship testimony. this second edition aims to honor and elevate every designer and craftsmen, artists in this journey and show the world the lost art of craftsmanship brand through their eyes and voices.
This is for readers who want to know our challenges and our motivation. This is so for design lovers, interior designers, for hand craftsmen, for marketers, for architects and for everyone in this industry or in any other industry where passion is the main ingredient in the construction of their dreams! You can download for free here.
“Design is not merely an accurate creative process, moreover is the art of inspiring and evoking unique emotions to the world.”
The skill that someone uses when they make beautiful things with their hands. Craftsmanship is about making something that is so unique it can only be made one time.
Fine furniture calls for beautiful forms and one-of-kind silhouettes. One of the oldest arts of humankind reborn from the perfect marriage of ancient skills with mechanical methods.
CONFESSIONS OF A THOUSAND SPLINTERS
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.
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 wished a piece like that, no one can even imagine.”
Layer by layer, leaf gilding is a time-consuming technique. The traditional water gilding is the most difficult way but it remains unchanged for hundreds of years.
Being one of the most representative art forms of the Portuguese culture, the renowned hand painted tiles reflect a tradition with hundreds of years.
Portugal, the country of whimsical beaches, Porto wine, seafood, and also azulejos. Even people who aren’t familiar with the term, they visually recall the ceramic tiles painted in blue artistic patterns, repeated in many historical buildings or as rich accent elements such as house numbers. Profoundly linked to architectural use, it is usually applied as wall covering decoration, layering large surface areas on both the inside and outside of buildings. And we are proud of them.
Being one of the most representative art forms of the Portuguese culture, the hand-painted tiles reflect a tradition with hundreds of years, and it often portrays scenes from our history or its fabulous sights. Azulejo is a clay or ceramic plate piece, generally with a square shape decorated with glazed colorful designs, and the majority of tiles shows Moorish designs which have curvilinear, lacelike and looping designs, or even have geometric or floral motifs.
In the old days there were around 120 artisans performing filigree in Portugal, and in less than ten years there are only 12 filigree skilled hands.
Filigree is the most delicate technique used to work precious metals, usually of gold and silver. It is an age-old and detailed jewelry expression in which skilled artisans painstakingly solder tiny beads and twisted threads to create striking artistic motifs, suggesting often an exquisite and intricate lace-like pattern.
“It takes thousands of attempts to get right and the threads can be as thin as a hair.
The way we bend the material will never be the same, we can bend the threads a little bit more or a little bit less, machines can’t do this. It seems simple but it requires a lot of labor and technique and I think this is what true art is”, reveals Mr. Rocha, one of the
last filigree experts in Portugal.
“When crafting a piece like this, the end result is always different, each piece is unique. It is hand-crafted work, a work of love”.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Out of sight of the public at a theatre or organization.
Metal casting starts with melting metal into a liquid, pouring it in a mold with a cavity of the desired shape
A wide variety of metal components with complex geometries and intricate forms can be conceived by the casting process.
Azulejo usually shows Moorish designs with curvilinear, lacelike and looping shapes, or even have geometric or floral motifs
When creating a filigree piece, the fine wire elements are soldered together to create a jewelry masterpiece.
The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.