The Heritage Series is a modern design tribute to Portuguese history, and architecture, applying the traditional craft of “Azulejos”. Being one of the most representative art forms of the Portuguese culture, the hand-painted tiles reflect a tradition with hundreds of years, and it often portrays scenes from our history or its fabulous sights. Boca do Lobo’s tiles reflect history, honor, and patrimony.
Strengthening the notorious Limited Edition Collection, Heritage Series was developed following Boca do Lobo‘s ethos, where classic materials and techniques are explored, in a one-of-a-kind clash of aesthetics and lines. Inspired by the churches’ façades and the prosperous inside them, this art concept tells the story of an era and reflects the richness of beliefs and hopes.
Originally, tiles appeared in Portugal under the Moorish people in the XV century. Although there are many people who claimed the word as a derivation of “Azul”, the Portuguese word for “blue”, the word originally Arabic and comes from az-zulayj, translated as “polished stone”. This mix of cultures and history made Heritage the perfect word for this design concept. There is no surprise that one of the most iconic luxury furniture pieces from Boca do Lobo honors this treasurable fine art.
Hand-painted-tiles have gained a privileged place in architecture throughout the centuries. Portugal has adopted them like no other country has and in order to honor the Portuguese hand-painted tiles, Boca do Lobo created Heritage Sideboard. This piece presents a different number of layers, where each one tells a different story.
Heritage is an elegant décor piece to compliment the decoration of any interior setting. A highly coveted ensemble of hand-painted tiles like those of an expertly curated art collection brings together master artisans and craftsmen for Boca do Lobo’s Heritage. In its interior, there is one door and four drawers, fully lined with gold leaf.
The Heritage Nightstand is influenced by the Azulejo, a landmark in Portuguese culture. 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. Superb for any graceful ambiance, this unique nightstand references the importance of history, our ancestors, and heritage, with a touch of blue or sepia glamour, for cold or warmer looks.
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. Used to tell tales and stories, azulejo tiles became increasingly popular during King Manuel’s reign, representing a landmark in Portuguese architecture. The Dom Heritage is a tribute to the country’s grand epoch, as well as to it’s traditional artisan crafts which Boca do Lobo seek to keep alive.
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. Its noble design features bold lines, with alternating polished brass, beveled mirror and azulejo strips and a tempered glass top, which reflect your dining room’s finest elements, yet adding a touch of warmth and finesse.