The Craft and the Makers
The Book about Tradition with Attitud.
A showcase of crafted products created by small manufacturers.
Craftsmanship is an expression of quality, passion, and mindset. This book is a showcase of crafted products created by small manufacturers as Herve Van der Straeten, Boca do Lobo, Frank Leder and many more.
Craftsmanship is in more demand than ever and small manufacturers are experiencing an overwhelming renaissance. We are increasingly looking for products that last and have their own histories; things that meld form, function, and emotion into a compelling entity. This desire will continue to shape our attitudes toward consumer and luxury goods as well as innovation for the foreseeable future.
Boca do Lobo is one of the companies that inspired the book “The Crafts and the Makers”, more than ever, a symbol of exception, and perfection. Boca do Lobo results with the support of twenty-five talented artisans from the North of Portugal, the craftsmen have always drawn inspiration from its roots, its craftsmanship and its heritage to transmute tradition into creation.
To make this sensual and poetic experience last forever, Boca do Lobo is constantly experimenting with new ideas, integrating creative input from the best young talent and major designers. With a varied range of new products per year, Boca do Lobo dazzles modern home decoration and sophisticated interior settings.
From its earliest years, Boca do Lobo has boasted markets on every continent, and has confirmed its expansion abroad. With a proud history reaching back three centuries, Boca do Lobo remains more than ever a symbol of eternally young and unrivaled luxury.
Today, there are already many people who are not concerned with a logo, chasing the next trend, or contributing to a disposable society. They would rather seek objects of real value and own things with which they can truly identify.
The Craft and the Makers showcases savvy businesses that are choosing to focus on craftsmanship and aiming to create things with a soul. A decisive role is played by melding tradition and innovation—from the raw materials used to the finished product.
The book introduces small enterprises as well as the personalities that drive them. These artisans are using their skills to produce handicraft that meets the highest standards. Whether furniture, porcelain, or leather goods, all of the products featured here offer today’s true luxury: the perfect fusion of creativity and craftsmanship that results in quality and durability.
This book is available at Gestalten