At Boca do Lobo, more than the creation of the ultimate luxury furniture, we take pride in embracing our Portuguese cultural heritage – and that means we take the knowledge and craftsmanship of the greatest Portuguese artisans, using ancient techniques to create something spectacular, and yet, timeless. Discover this remarkable element of Portuguese architecture, as well as the peak contemporary design in these luxury furniture pieces using hand-painted tiles, perfect for the Dubai lifestyle!
One of the key aspects of Portuguese architecture and cultural identity is the azulejo, or hand-painted tiles, which can be easily found across Portugal in different types of buildings, both inside and outside. The azulejo is a clay or ceramic plate piece, generally with a square shape decorated with colorful designs which consist, in most cases, of Moorish patterns. However, these hand-painted tiles also often portray scenes from Portuguese history, such as episodes from the Discoveries era, recollecting memories of a distant past and immortalizing Portuguese heritage.
The process is very intricate. The drawing is made on parchment paper that is drawn with a graffiti pen and stamped with a coal pencil in the tile. The paintwork is done with water-based paint; a powder that is mixed with water to work the density. The painting process requires knowledge: not too watery and not too strong. The outline is made from the contour brush, and then the background is painted with a swath brush to highlight the piece. The hand-painted tile goes to the oven and the rest of the coal disappears. The process is complete.
The Heritage Sideboard is a magnificent journey through Portuguese legacy. Covered in Azulejos, traditional hand painted tiles and one of the most representative art forms of Portuguese culture, this contemporary sideboard portrays different scenes from the country’s Discoveries era. The perfect example of hand-painted furniture.
Centuries of history are gathered in a single final panel, and each layer is enhanced by vertical mirrors on the lateral surfaces. The hint of wander through the rich legacy continues when two door open to a lined glossy gold leaf interior, and a classical ornament trim which make this luxury furniture piece distinctive in its opulence.
A clear glass shelf can be seen on the two individual divisions of the sideboard. A statement sideboard, the Heritage can take center stage in the most elegant rooms since its back is also fully hand painted. A lengthy tradition of exclusivity to make one-of-a-kind design pieces to upgrade your luxury interior design.
The Lapiaz Tiles Console is an exceptional design piece that looks magnificent in any luxury room. This contemporary console, masterfully covered by white and blue Azulejos, the traditional hand painted tiles, is the ultimate addition to your luxury interior design.
The organic feature of this luxury furniture piece is achieved through the manual fitting of the polished brass sheet, freshly cracked to show a rich golden interior.
Inspired by authentic karst formations, the Lapiaz Tiles Console stands as a true masterpiece combining contemporary design with a tribute to traditional Portuguese architecture.
The Lapiaz center table takes exceptional craftsmanship and design to a new realm. Boasting a rich golden interior achieved through the manual fitting of a polished brass sheet, this statement center table is masterfully covered by white and blue Azulejos, the traditional hand painted tiles.
Finding beauty in the most unexpected places, this elegant coffee table is a true masterpiece, bringing a new contemporary verve into your contemporary interior design. This luxury furniture piece brings the finest artisanship for you to contemplate in your living room!
Heavily inspired in Portuguese history and culture, the Dom Heritage is a cross between two of Boca do Lobo’s most iconic design pieces, keeping the form of the Dom Manuel cabinet, with the use of the azulejo finish found on the Heritage pieces.
The Dom Heritage is a tribute to the country’s grand epoch, as well as to its traditional artisan crafts which Boca do Lobo seek to keep alive. Inspired in the classic Manueline style, this luxury furniture piece features remarkable design elements.
The cabinet body is covered in hand painted azulejo tiles and mirrors. Its legs are made from solid mahogany, and are crafted to a traditional form, finished in high gloss brown lacquer gradient. The impact of this contemporary design piece will certainly leave no one indifferent!
A collectible design piece for art lovers, the Pixel – Once Upon a Time contemporary cabinet is a remarkable masterpiece born from the finest craftsmanship inspired by the Portuguese legacy. It belongs to a limited edition series of eight units.
This elegant bar cabinet is covered by 1090 small porcelain triangles, 741 of which are hand-painted by the Vista Alegre manufacturing team. Featuring floral designs and colourful patterns, the Once Upon a Time features two upholstered doors in blue velvet fabric, which open for a mirrored storage space with three interior small drawers.
The geometrical base in brushed steel gives this luxury furniture piece a unique and sophisticated character. It stands as a one-of-a-kind piece for those who appreciate the most exclusive design. Each work is customized with the collector’s name. Contact us for more information!
A statement bathtub covered in traditional hand-painted tiles, the Heritage bathtub takes exceptional craftsmanship and design to a new realm. Featuring a gold-painted tear finished with high gloss varnish, it reflects Portuguese culture in a tasteful and sophisticated way through its luxurious contemporary design.
Finding beauty in the most unexpected places, this piece of luxury furniture is inspired by authentic karst formations. A remarkable bathtub that stands out in any elegant bathroom. The epitome of craftsmanship and the ultimate statement piece for the Dubai lifestyle!