For those with wanderlust and an earthy spirit, 2019 is the year! A touch of color, as well as a vibrant design touch, can give a different life to any room, so today we bring you an example of what the brand Boca do Lobo has selected as the year’s top trends and colors.
A pop of color has more personality than any neutral ever could, and there’s no limit to the number of routes that can be taken with vibrant tones. A sense of vitality and renewal, these are the two key aspects of the wide 2019 hues selection. Either believing that a room should never allow the eye to settle in one place, or that a controversial item should always exist in order to make people talk, the most important thing in interior design is to stay true to the taste and to believe that something that is likable is never out of style.
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Boca do Lobo’s pieces are a myriad of wonderment, the brand’s design continuously thrives throughout the times and the brand’s pieces are never out of style. Some of the colors that will be shining on their own in the upcoming season are Night watch, afternoon and terracotta.
Perfectly adapted to the edgy palette, this brand has pieces that would fit wholly in the awaited 2019 earthy colored kaleidoscope. Among some of their best examples is the Piccadilly cabinet, in the most glorious night watch tone. Taking contemporary pieces to the very next level, this cabinet is one of the most impressive pieces, but then if the feeling is greenish-blue, try coloring it a different hue.
Let the joyous afternoon color invade the house and its warm touch, radiated through the Eden Center Table, warm up every single corner. Even though it’s hard, don’t miss the rest of the colours of the rainbow just by looking at this mesmerizing pot of gold, because the terracotta tone is flamboyant and mysteriously dazzling, and is worthy of all the attention.
There are also the noble D. Manuel and D. Heritage Cabinet both of which draw inspiration from Portugal’s most prestigious legacies, allowing these timeless homages to enter the house and let last year’s preserved tales and storytelling belong to next year’s expectations. There’s a whole new crop of design trends to consider for 2019 Spring, and with Boca do Lobo the best is certainly yet to come!
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The Techniques of Boca do Lobo
“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.”
Portugal is often mentioned as the country of whimsical beaches, Porto wine, seafood, and also azulejos. Many people who have visited the country visually recall the ceramic tiles painted in blue artistic patterns, repeated in many historical buildings or as rich accent elements, such as house numbers. Profoundly linked to architectural use, the azulejo is usually applied as wall covering decoration, layering large surface areas on both the inside and outside of buildings.
‘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.’
The art of filigree was born during the Roman period and it was passed down through generations of skilled medieval jewelers, often emulating the work of the Byzantine goldsmiths of Constantinople. Many of the pieces in this topic are defined by their embellished crosses, reliquaries and the covers of Bibles. Later, filigree became very popular in the French fashion from the ’60s until today.
Countries such as India, Italy, and of course, Portugal, have been treasuring it. This is an element deeply embedded in Portugal’s history and culture, and there are countless brilliant examples of this remarkable technique.
‘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.’
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.
“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.”
Nowadays, metalworking can be truly artful to conceive, from a wide range of large-scale structures, assemblies, to the most delicate jewelry. It requires discipline, vision, and strength. Boca do Lobo has no restraint when it comes to using different processes and tools to shape new designs, by giving to their pieces rough, yet powerful expression.