Hand-painted-tiles have gained a privileged place in architecture throughout the centuries. Portugal has adopted them like no other country has, and they are now seen as cultural landmarks, that reference and honour the country’s history. Originating from the Arabic word zellige, this traditional hand painted tile that can be found all over the country, from churches, to houses and gardens and was often used to tell tales of Portuguese history.
Boca do Lobo designed the Heritage line, to reference and strengthen the influence the azulejo plays on Portuguese culture. With each tile hand painted, a small image in the bigger picture that tells a story, the goal is to keep them alive, sparking a flare in the spectator.