Christie’s needs no introduction. The world’s largest Auction House had an £8.4 billion turnover in 2014 and had already sold several Andy Warhold’s and CY Twombly’s works of art. Now, the Portuguese luxury brand Boca do Lobo is proud to announce the auctioning of the first edition of Symphony Sideboard, through Christie’s, on the 10th of September in South Kensington, London. The Symphony will be auctioned in the prestigious auction house’s exclusive “Out of Ordinary” category.
The first Symphony model has been part of an American interior designer collection, with a special preference for European art and culture. As an art connoisseur, she found in Boca do Lobo the quality and creativity she pursues in design, falling immediately in love with the Symphony’s distinct design aesthetic at first sight.
Symphony turned out to be one of the most emblematic Boca do Lobo pieces. Throughout the design and prototyping process, the designers carried out extensive research, visiting and studying several Portuguese churches and their pianos. The result is an elegant sideboard made with polished gilt-brass tubes inspired in female body shapes and violins, with three pairs of doors opening to reveal an exotic rosewood interior and three original glass shelves, on ebonized base.
This dichotomy art / design is noticeable in the brand’s creations. The aim is to arouse emotions, go beyond the functional aspect, so that customers may have authentic works of art in their homes. Because, as Marco Costa, the brand manager, explains, no one can remain indifferent to Boca do Lobo’s pieces.
In February of 2015, one exemplary of the Symphony sideboard was featured in the Fifty Shades of Grey Hollywood blockbuster, with a place on set in Christian Grey’s apartment. The film included seven other pieces from Boca do Lobo’s collections, embracing the main character’s personality and taste.
This exclusive furniture piece is the first of eight in the whole world. Handcrafted with the finest materials, this breathtaking limited edition ensures mystery and elegance to the finest home decors.