The Design & craftsmanship Foundation, the most recent Portuguese institution to honour and promote the excellence of design and crafts, is proud to announce the participation at the Homo Faber event, the first major cultural exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship, organized by Michelangelo Foundation, a Swiss-based entity, next 14-30 September in Venice, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Modern Dining Tables is way more than dining design and is here to show you how exclusive brand Boca do Lobo elevates crafts and arts to the fullest.
Two curated pieces will be representing the best of the country’s legacy: the filigree delicate jewelry technique with the Filigree mirror, and the renowned hand painted tiles, called “azulejos”, with the contemporary piece Heritage sideboard. Both pieces, from the Limited Collection by Boca do Lobo, will be exhibited at the space Best of European Crafts, at Sala degli Arazzi, where visitors would be able to wandering through exquisite objects specifically sourced for the event and observe the skill of master artisans in real time and at close quarters.
PIECE: FILIGREE Mirror by Boca do Lobo
The Filigree Mirror resorts to one of the oldest jewellery making techniques known. Completely hand crafted, with each brass cord fitted with precision, the Filigree Mirror flourishes in a shape traditional to Portuguese culture and art. A true work of art, this luxurious mirror plays tribute to Boca do Lobo’s core values heritage. The Filigree mirror’s structure is made from brass cords, gilded in 18k gold. It features a brass sheet which is hand hammered to achieve its concave shape.
ART & CRAFT: FILIGREE
A jewelry technique used to solder tiny beads and twisted threads. Filigree is the most delicate technique used to work precious metals, usually of gold and silver. It is an age old and detailed jewelry expression in which skilled artisans painstakingly solder tiny beads and twisted threads to create striking artistic motifs, suggesting often an exquisite and intricate lace-like patterns.
PIECE: HERITAGE Sideboard by Boca do Lobo
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. A sideboard lined with hand painted tiles. In its interior there is one door and four drawers fully lined with gold leaf. Contains two shelves made in bronze glass.
ART & CRAFT: AZULEJARIA – Hand Painted Tiles
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 portray scenes from our history or its fabulous sights. The majority of tiles are decorated with glazed colorful designs showing Moorish motifs which have curvilinear, lacelike and looping designs, or even have geometric or floral schemes.
Boca do Lobo is a well known brand for its quality and it aims to valorize the portuguese culture, recognize the hard work of the artisans and above all, it tries to keep Portugal’s legacy of art and crafts alive. For that reason, this brand might be one of the best ones to represent a people and a culture at the first Homo Faber event ever.
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