BY TIMELESS SKILLS Our fabulous destiny of timeless skills and exceptionally craftsmanship is written in sparkling letters and imbued with ancestral modernity. To make this sensual experience last forever, we are constantly experimenting with new ideas, integrating creative input from the best young talent and major designers.
ZARAGOÇA | SHIELD | OTTOMAN.sidetables An elegant composition of Amethyst, Emerald and Citrine flowers on a side table set. GOLD |
PALACE.display case Palace is a reinterpreted object and a delicate piece with a strong presence that builds the imaginary of those distant times. SYMPHONY |
NEAPOLI.mirror The eye-catching hand carved wood of this radiant piece of wall-art frames a convex mirror in the center and twenty surrounding concave mirrors.. WHITE MONDRIAN |
TIME GOES BY |
EDEN.center table “The coffee tables have proved a big hit with art collectors because they make a statement without dominating the space” FORTUNA | DINING TABLE
HOW TO SPEND IT | USA
PIXEL ANODIZED | CABINET
DIAMOND EMERALD |
Diamond Emerald is the reinvention of our most ever wanted piece, a special edition for the present year and a tribute to Pantone Emerald - a lively, radiant and lush green Color of the Year for 2013. Like the amethyst Diamond, this sideboard also features three highly sculptured doors leading to a gold leaf interior with shelving and two drawers. The exterior of this fanciful piece is now presented in silver leaf finished with a luxurious shade of translucent green emerald with high gloss varnish. And instead of the whimsical lion’s head feet, the new Diamond presents a base made from mahogany lined with bronze mirror. Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. According to Pantone, Emerald is a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony. It is also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity; no other color conveys regeneration more than green. Diamond Emerald is a project that conveys our mission to interpret in an exquisite way the modern consumer’s desire for exclusive décor products, all the while maintaining the balance between the timeless values of decoration and utmost quality with an ever-growing modern vision.
SILVER & GOLD LEAFS
HANDCRAFTED WORK Boca do Lobo is a journey through rare materials combined in a way you may have never seen before. Our designers possess an undeniable talent for composing pieces, which stir emotion in our admirers. Our artisan’s wisdom, accumulated from years of experience, is instilled with love and dedication in the art that they perform where no detail or element is overlooked as we offer the best at the frontier between design and art. Boca do Lobo exclusive design furniture is a precious legacy distinguished by three collections composed by timeless masterpieces perfectly in tune with our master craftsmen. Each fusion of art and design is handcrafted from the finest materials by master artisans using production methods developed to preserve traditional techniques and deliver the highest quality. Through a series of quirky decorative pieces, our furniture pays tribute to the exquisite art of the hand-made, showcasing the cooperative relationships that exist among art, design and artistic crafts on the one hand and the designers who conceives the idea as well as the artisan who materially interprets it, on the other. A passionate advocate of fine craftsmanship and heritage itself, Boca do Lobo Studio desired for its creations to be designed to demonstrate the excellence of forgotten arts, using materials and techniques that are partly traditional and partly evolutionary or even experimental.
We use the application of gold, silver and copper leafs, a technique that has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years and we still do it by hand. The application of these leafs is by far one of the ancient techniques in wood decoration. There is a great tradition with several craft pieces of excellent craftsmanship. The use of these leafs can be traced back as far as the ancient Egyptian times. Five thousand years ago, Egyptian artisans recognized the extraordinary durability and malleability of gold and silver and became the first goldbeaters and gilders. They pounded gold using a round stone to create the thinnest leaf possible. Except for the introduction of a cast iron hammer and a few other innovations, the tools and techniques have remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. By using this technique we recover these stories of passion that evoke unique moments of rare opulence. It has been a part of ancient art. Possession of furniture with gold and silver leafing symbolizes wealth and prosperity. It was a status symbol in those ancient times that inspired our present furniture makers who adopted the concept of silver gold leafing. Our talented designers and masterful artisans create highly desirable new statement pieces that are jewelry for the home.
“Forest es la esencia formal y funcional de la naturaleza.” CÓDIGO MAGAZINE | SPAIN
BLACK MONDRIAN |
VENICE | MIRROR
“Cette marque portugaise est une des références par excellence de l’artisanat haut de gamme.”
“It’s a magnificent collector’s piece and would make an original and eye-catching addition to any home.” CROCHET |
ID PRESTIGE | FRANCE
BESPOKE | ARABIA
OPORTO.cabinet “They use design to promote all the values of life that make a man or a woman great; strength, daring and passion.” ASK MAGAZINE | EGIPT
“Mixing the classic with au courant style, the pieces offers a fresh take on the signature opulence of the olden times”
“The limited edition ‘newton gold myrtle’ table is a masterpiece by Boca do Lobo!”
H AIR | INDIA
YATZER | GREECE
FRANK.chest of drawers “Custom-made and limited-edition furniture that blends futuristic vision with almost forgotten creative techniques.” SINUOUS | CONSOLE
PALACE | SINGAPURE
NEWTON | CONSOLE
“Shamelessly opulent, extravagant and brilliant. The Fortuna Table is a shining, shimmering statement of greatness!”
ASK MAGAZINE | EGIPT
SYMPHONY.cabinet “With a vision to understand the past and interpret it through cutting-edge technology and contemporary design.” BORN RICH | USA
MARIE ANTOINETTE |
HERITAGE.sideboard Hand-painted-tiles have gained a privileged place in architecture and throughout the centuries, Portugal has adopted them like no other country has. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture and are one of our most important decorative elements. 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. There is a Heritage going through different times and centuries, together in a final panel. In the different layers you find various tiles paintings inspired by different periods of Portuguese history, taken from distinct historic buildings like convents or old colleges. Inside the sideboard you find a gold leaf interior that will make you remember the historical buildings referred before, which normally presented interiors with a lot of ornaments and gold.
CULTURE, HERITAGE AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN A symbol of beauty and sublime perfection, Boca do Lobo has been a celebration of transfigured senses since 2005. Founded in Oporto, Portugal, Boca do Lobo has flourished over the years as a well of inspiration for all connoisseurs in search of exceptional work. Heritage is particularly important to our identity, providing a context and forming an integral part of our current commercial role. Boca do Lobo is, more than ever, a symbol of exception and perfection. With the support of talented artisans from the North of Portugal, the craftsmen have always drawn inspiration from its roots, its craftsmanship and its heritage to transmute tradition into creation. We transmit our unique skill through technical innovations and stylistic, daring and exceptional partnerships with elite artisans (glasscutter, engravers, goldsmith) to transcend our excellence, becoming a major international luxury label. With a varied range of new products per year, we dazzle modern home decoration and sophisticated interior settings.
CHIC & TIMELESS STYLE SPECIAL HOMES Designed for curious people, dedicated to good taste and passionate about culture. People attentive to style and absorbing everything that surrounds them: technologies, environment, furniture, books and art. We offer elegant and exclusive pieces for living spaces. Always attentive to graceful style and functional choices to meet the real need of the contemporary bourgeoisie, who use the home informally, relaxing or entertaining friends in a space to be lived in freely. Boca do Lobo exclusive design furniture, a precious legacy distinguished by a collection of timeless masterpieces, remains the finest of all, perfectly in tune with its master craftsmen. In a world where all things that have been hand-made are becoming scarce and by all means even more valuable and awe-inspiring, Boca do Lobo manages to make us question the beauty of standardized manufactured products by highlighting the value of craftsmanship along with the uniqueness of the hand-crafted pieces against todayâ€™s era of the machine-made.
D. MANUEL |
Boca do Lobo is, more than ever, a symbol of exception, of perfection. We create beautiful pieces exceptionally handcrafted. Noble, elegant and bright, Boca do Lobo is undeniably an outstanding design brand. Our work results from years of continuous development and investment in the refinement of techniques and the expansion of functionality We like to consider ourselves as pioneer in modern craftsmanship, by creating finely detailed pieces, which celebrate many types of stories. And when we push the boundaries of imagination at the service of home design, everything is possible. Lying on the boundary of both art and design, our creations oscillate between the useless freedom of pure art and the utilitarian function of a designerâ€™s project: it brings the spectator back and forth between different techniques, different disciplines, different worlds and finally links all of them together, in a certain modern and Avant-garde way. Masters of the art furniture movement, Boca do Lobo is an influential exclusive design brand, our work has led to the development of handcrafted, modern designer furniture as a major art form and our name is revered above all others in the field. Our bold and graceful pieces, often organic, and sometimes whimsical, are crafted from rare and beautiful hardwoods, veneers, metals and innovative finishes in a timeless contemporary style. Our Limited Edition Collection is made to satisfy our most demanding client with the same commitment to excellence as we are.
TORTUGA.chest “Awakens emotions rarely evoked by furniture: fascination, inspiration, desire and euphoria.” FRANK | CHEST OF DRAWERS
PALACE | SINGAPURE
GOLD.folding screen “Original ideas, which are crafted with precision and attention to detail.” ROYAL |
UP MAGAZINE |
MARIE THÉRÈSE |
GUGGENHEIM.cabinet “It comes as a plus point to bring back to life art that has been part of a country’s past and the prestige it commands.” MONDRIAN | CUPBOARD
BORN RICH | USA
“Boca do Lobo has become known for inimitable, daring handmade pieces that are a medley of various materials.”
“Abandon all restrictions, embrace life and enjoy meaningful moments on this extravagantly crafted sofa.” ASK MAGAZINE | EGIPT
HERITAGE | SIDEBOARD
PALACE | SINGAPURE
NEWTON | CONSOLE
Welcome to Boca do Lobo’s universe! Let us take you on a journey of sources and pleasures you may have forgotten, and take you to places you have never been before; a journey to Boca do Lobo’s world of emotions.
Published on Mar 21, 2013
BOCA DO LOBO furniture is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of belonging and a state of mind. We strive to encourage sensational ex...