Andrea Sensoli — Exclusive interview with Andrea Sensoli. SUPERFUTUREDESIGN* is a sister concern of ASZarchitetti, founded by Andrea Sensoli with three partners Cecilia Morosi, Iacopo Mannelli, and Andrea Rettori. The brand specializes in providing luxurious architectural designs to renowned clients in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and prides itself to be one of the best firms in the world for 3D […]
2019 is a promising year for several trends and colors to shine in several interior design projects and new furniture pieces. Today we’ll be showing you what Boca do Lobo has selected as the year’s top trends.
2019 for interior design will be defined as something with a sense of vitality and renewal. Whether you believe that a room should never allow the eye to settle in one place or that a controversial item should always be present, the important is to try to stay true to your style. Many also believe that something that is likable is never out of style.
It’s that same mindset that defines Boca do Lobo’s pieces: as luxury objects that thrive throughout times and are never out of style. Night watch, afternoon and terracotta are some of the colors that will be shining on their own in the upcoming season, and this brand has the perfect pieces that would fit wholly in the awaited 2019 earthy coloured kaleidoscope.
One of the main examples is the Piccadilly cabinet, seen in the most glorious night watch tone. This cabinet manages to take contemporary pieces to the very next level, however, this piece also comes in different hues.
Want to bring the afternoon colors to your owns household? Then the Eden Center Table is perfect for warming up every single corner. Its terracotta tone is flamboyant and mysteriously dazzling. Then we have the noble D. Manuel and D. Heritage Cabinet, drawing inspiration from Portugal’s most prestigious legacies.
As a matter of fact, there’s a whole new crop of design trends to consider for 2019 Spring, and with Boca do Lobo you have more than one technique resulting in the most wonderful demonstrations of craftsmanship!
Joinery is one of the most elementary concepts in woodworking that connects different pieces of wood. A basic yet precious foundation that builds the pieces’ skeleton, therefore, Boca do Lobo has always put this efficient technique in the spotlight of their designs.
The look of a joint, how strong it is and how long it will last through time are determined by the joining materials and which kind of technique is used in the process. A knowledge that valuable woodworkers have been putting into Boca do Lobo’s designs, making sure to enlighten one-of-kind silhouettes.
‘Fine furniture calls for beautiful forms and one-of-a-kind silhouettes. One of the oldest arts of humankind reborn from the perfect marriage of ancient skills with mechanical methods.’
Nowadays, metalworking can be truly artful to conceive, from a wide range of large-scale structures, assemblies, to the most delicate jewelry. Boca do Lobo has no restraint to use different processes and tools to shape new designs. They ultimately succeed in giving their pieces rough, yet powerful expression.
“To form, to cut, and to joining processes can be a praiseworthy playground. An artful creative assortment of large-scale structures, assemblies, to the most delicate jewelry.”
The art of filigree was born during the Roman period and it was passed down through generations of skilled medieval jewelers. The pieces resulting from this art often emulated the work of the Byzantine goldsmiths of Constantinople, with embellished crosses, reliquaries and the covers of Bibles.
Filigree as a technique became very popular in the French fashion world from the ’60s until today, as well as in other countries such as India, Italy, and of course, Portugal. It’s deeply embedded in Portugal’s history and culture, and the country is a host for many brilliant examples of this remarkable technique.
‘When crafting a piece like this, the end result is always different, each piece is unique. It is hand-crafted work, a work of love.’
Even people who aren’t familiar with this term, when visiting Portugal they always visually recall the ceramic tiles painted in blue artistic patterns. This tile is repeated in many historical buildings or even in rich accent elements. This lovely tile is profoundly linked to architectural use, being often applied as wall covering decoration on both the inside and outside of buildings.
“The renowned hand-painted tiles reflect a Portuguese tradition with hundreds of years. There is no surprise that Boca do Lobo honors this treasurable fine art in the Heritage iconic series.”