Portuguese design is always a good idea. These are the design projects that you look again and again. Each one is distinctive, but there is something that unites them: the excellence and exclusivity of a 100% handmade design.
More than a simple display of design projects featuring our pieces, this article is for the interior designers who’ve never ceased to amaze us with their ingenuity, finding a new and exciting purpose to our luxury furniture with combinations far beyond our wildest dreams. Take a look at these amazing design projects by Boca do Lobo. Get inspired by all of them!
Inside Altamount Residence – by Hirsch Bedner Associates
Hirsch Bedner Associates builds the signature looks of today’s luxury brands, independent contemporary boutique hotels, spas, restaurants, urban resorts and more. All around the world, each HBA interior results in a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture and client vision.
Lodha’s Altamount luxury residences by Hirsch Bedner Associates draw design inspiration from the multilayered urbanity and culture of Mumbai. A small palette of materials is implemented throughout the space in varying finished and sizes to add richness.
Glebe Place Residence – London, by Rafael De Cárdenas
Located in the city of Design, London, Rafael De Cárdenas elevated his design project to the next level with Glebe Place Residence, by mixing novel styles, gathering together such dissimilar traditional Portuguese pieces and modern design.
The New Yorker Interior Designer recreated several different rooms, each one with its own classic touch. One of the three dining room has a special Portuguese reference completing the whole ambiance with the perfect piece of art, D. Manuel cabinet from Boca do Lobo’s Limited Edition Collection.
The Modern Dining Room is filled with a gigantic cream marble dining table and large upholster chairs which gives the possibility to the room, to be more than a dining space. It can perfectly be a place to have an informal meeting with closest professionals or business partners. The blossom rose wallpaper gives life to the walls and color to the room delighted with classic hue and textures like beige, old greys, and dark woods.
Right beside the entrance door, D. Manuel was chosen strategically to expand the space and cut the contemporary design of the rest of the pieces in the design project. The cabinet surface has a copper leaf finish, with a sophisticated black lacquer gradient applied on the outside. Its legs are made from solid mahogany and are crafted to a traditional and handmade form, finished in high gloss black lacquer.
Fairmont Hotel – Washington D.C by Wimberly Interiors
The luxury Fairmont Hotel is one of the many hotels in USA’s capital that were renovated in anticipation of January’s inauguration. The 413 room hotel underwent a $27 million two-part renovation. Phase one of the refurbishment involved re-doing all the guest rooms including those on the Fairmont Gold Floor.
But fell in love with a piece in particular. In between of so many amazing pieces of furniture present in this lobby, there’s the Heritage Dining Table designed by Boca do Lobo.
The Heritage Dining Table, much like its sibling Heritage Sideboard and Cabinet, is a highly sophisticated piece inspired by Portuguese history through the use of traditional hand-painted azulejo tiles.
Palais FG – Austria, by Denis Košutić
Vienna-based architect and designer Denis Košutić views interior architecture as a subject of consumption, not a monument to eternity, and with that in mind, he redesigned the interior of a Baroque Austrian Palace providing this history-rich landmark with a modern twist and turning it into a cheerful, exuberant place. The sensation overload this interior conveys can be overwhelming, like a fine impressionist painting, but as soon as you start joining all the details together it transposes into a wonderful visual experience.
The renewed interior architecture of this palace features a golden wallpaper, pink colorful curtains and exciting bright sofas with some of our most iconic pieces: the sublime Newton Dining Table, the heavenly Eden Center Table and a couple of Pixel Bar Cabinets, which we usually imagine being place alone, but in this case Denis proved us wrong and exceeded himself in combining a lot of egos into a single, majestic room. An exceptional interior design project that takes a sublime taste and a lot of imagination.
Designed by Brendan Wong, this interior architecture project features a Victorian Italianate House built in 1891 whose exterior features were kept intact. For the interior, the owner briefed Brendan to maintain the grandeur of the house while creating something that suited a growing family of five. “They wanted modern elegance with warmth, but not too uptight”, he says.
And modern elegance they got. On the hallway, “The intention was to create a strong first impression”, the designer notes, and the task was accomplished by the placement of a gorgeous Diamond Emerald Sideboard. Chosen by the designer and owners together, its sculptural, faceted shape defies convention and creates an impact all by itself, enhanced by mirror-like reflective finish against the black Japanese floorboards, original cedar staircase and traditional semi-circular archway. A bold surprise and sets the tone for the connecting rooms.
Private Residence – St. Petersburg, by Ekaterina Lashmanova
This interior architecture project by Ekaterina Lashmanova displays a lot of elegance and, above all, taste. It features smart mirror placement for depth, a strong presence of marbled textures, geometric patterns and, above all, every piece is given its own breathing space. “Being an architect by education, I pay a lot of attention to space planning. In an ill-conceived layout it’s uncomfortable to live and, in this case, the decor will not save it”, Ekaterina says.
The apartment, however, consisted of a quarter circle and the round walls had to be leveled by cabinets, radius cornices, and curtains. For the living room, a beautiful creamy sofa is joined by navy blue mid-century armchairs and a pair of Wave Center Tables provide the final golden touch. “I’m impressed by the Portuguese designers“, Ekaterina admits, “Everything they do is very fashionable and relevant. What this interior needs!”
Pepe Leal is Spanish designer in love with Portugal, that he considers “A sophisticated, elegant country”, and he accepted the challenge to be responsible for the Portuguese Space at Casa Décor Madrid in 2016, that for a month and a half served as a window to Portugal in the Spanish capital. Gathering pieces from more than 20 different Portuguese brands, its interior architecture broke with the preconception that Portugal is rustic, decadent and ancient to highlight the merits of a country where past and present go hand in hand. Seen above in this living room is a pair of Eden Center Tables that provide with glitz the colorful interior.
On the other side of the room, the Heritage Sideboard serves as a testimony to Portuguese tiling, created by Boca do Lobo in order to honor this timeless craft, also known as “Azulejos”. The piece presents a different number of layers, and each one tells a different story. Quite fitting considering the nature of the project.
The interior architecture of this Italian countryside residence, by Ukrainian firm Diff-Studio, is an exquisite combination of classic and contemporary style. The interior is dominated by light accents that create a feeling of airiness and a sense of space. The more you look the more you find it charming, as there’s a little bit of everything here, from mid-century floor lamps, gorgeous Italian-style sofas, whimsical chandeliers and a lot of beautiful and bold elements that combine with each other in perfect harmony. For the hallway, a custom gold-leafed Diamond Emerald sideboard was chosen to enhance the luxurious feel of the whole interior architecture of the Countryside Residence.
The master bathroom is elegant and sumptuous and features a pair of Diamond Free Stands that combine with the Diamond Bathtub and a horizontally placed Venice Mirror that magnifies the reflecting nature of the marble. A beautiful mosaic was chosen as a mean to convey a watery, bubbly feel to the division and the overall result is a dreamy, palatial bathroom design that feels out of this world.
Lakeside Villa – Switzerland, by Eric Kuster
Located within Domaine du Lac, on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, this contemporary villa serves as a family residence whose interior architecture was conceived by interior designer and luxury lifestyle purveyor Eric Kuster. The home is custom finished to the highest of standards, with over 10,000 square feet spread over three levels. Featuring the finest materials and hand-picked pieces, large windows merge the indoors with the outdoors, bathing the interiors with natural sunlight and providing unending views of the lake.
The design emphasizes both comfort and high energy. Every element takes the preferences of the owner into consideration and the finest details are personalized to create an exact fit for the family. For the living room, coppery sofas were joined by a golden Eden Center Table that seems to have fallen from heaven to fit just where it has always belonged.
Covet House – Portugal, by Boca do Lobo
Right in the heart of the most unique and vibrant Portuguese city – Oporto – is our COVET HOUSE, a living celebration of design that offers you a memorable experience, surrounded by classic luxury and contemporary comfort. For the interior architecture renewal, the rules were simple: use only the finest pieces from Covet Group, of which Boca do Lobo is proudly a part of, to achieve interior design excellence. As we look into the dining room we can see the powerful Metamorphosis Dining Table making its own statement, joined by the Nº11 dining chairs and the iconic Guggenheim Cabinet on the background.
On the other end of the dining room, the mood is set by orange tones, and to highlight the color of these traditional floor tiles, a Stone Side Table is used to provide contrast to the presence of the coppery shades of the Symphony Cabinet and Equator Globe Bar.
As we move forward, we arrive in a comfortable sitting area where we can see the Colleccionista Bookcase in close detail, a peculiar piece that is fully customizable with dozens of different materials and finishes to fit any décor style. This iteration features hand-painted tiles, brass, colorful triangles and Koi scales. A couple of Erosion Stools bring the bookcase’s eccentricity down to earth.
Cococo Restaurant – St. Petersburg
In this interior architecture project, Boca do Lobo partnered with BRABBU and the two luxury brands went to St. Petersburg to give the COCOCO Restaurant a whole new look. Amongst a wide range of colors, shapes, textures and fine materials, Boca do Lobo and Brabbu created a very special ambiance that embodies the essence of the city of St. Petersburg and gives guests a unique luxury dining experience. Above we can see our Coleccionista Bookcase serving as a backdrop and a Marie Antoinette mirror exuding its quintessential class.
On the other end of the restaurant, we can see a Root Mirror above a custom Heritage Sideboard, that traded its traditional blue Portuguese motifs in favor of a more eastern flavor to meet the client’s requirements of a Russian-inspired restaurant. The interior architecture on this side of the room is finished with a Venice Mirror that conveys that renaissance palatial feel to the whole design.