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.
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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 colourful 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.
Heritage Collection honours tradition and tells history and elevates any iconic design, taking ancient techniques and exceptional craftsmanship to a whole new level.
Heavily inspired by 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 by the classic Manueline style, this Luxury Furniture piece features remarkable design elements.
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 makes this Luxury Furniture piece distinctive in its opulence.
Giving colour to the iconic Boca do Lobo’s Lapiaz Console, Lapiaz Tiles is born from exceptional craftsmanship and takes design to a new realm. This contemporary console is masterfully covered by traditional hand-painted tiles, combined with its organic feature achieved through the manual fitting of the polished brass sheet.
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 is the ultimate addition to your Luxury Interior Design.
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.