Looking to reinvent the decor in home decor? It's time to complement the permanent residents of your home - the furniture.
By: Karishma Suri
Posted on: May 30, 2012
Looking to reinvent the decor in home decor? It’s time to complement the permanent residents of your home – the furniture.
You may want to take a seat, literally, as you read this. Creating the perfect emotional experience for you, say hello to a brand that strives to heighten one’s sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired, crafted, and delivered by people who love what they do. Add to that an experience which exudes exclusivity, and behold an assembly of happy customers. Contrary to the direction of these words which are leading your tranquil mind to some secluded hill with a spa atop, we are discussing a furniture brand. Each piece promises to take you on a journey of pleasure, to places you have never been before. Enter Boca do Lobo.
“With Boca do Lobo you should expect the unexpected, since you will not only receive a Boca do Lobo piece, you will also receive our soul, our life’s work, our identity. By then adding your identity, your taste and way of life, you get more than a decorative statement. You gain a passion for furniture, a respect for the noble material of wood, intensity in your space and a new emotionally evocative element in your life,” said Ms Liliana Ferreira, a designer with the brand. Boca do Lobo was started in 2005, created by Amândio Pereira - graduated in Product Design, and Ricardo Magalhães – graduated in Interior Design. A perfect fit of two jigsaw pieces should we say?
Leading Portuguese design across borders, it is impressive to watch the dreams of these two entrepreneurs unfold.
The Motivating Factor
Boca do Lobo is known for its exclusive design. The pieces are created with a lot of handwork and are inspired by themes of Portuguese history. Yes, you amongst others will agree, that age old legacy make people feel emotional and nostalgic towards products and this brand is no exception. “We are also known for a great mixture between art techniques and contemporary ways of finishing products,” said Ms Ferreira. If you are not familiar with the brand, worry not. It is will be a wonderful journey of exploration as you go through their products and learn about the inspiration behind them. The Marie Antoinette mirror, for instance, has royal roots, while the Equator bar has a mystical enchantment which can be attributed to Portuguese cultural heritage.
Needless to say, there is abundance to be drawn from the rich cultural heritage and roots from any origins. The results, God bless, are always extravagant. Boca do Lobo is no exception. Portugal has a specific culture influenced by the various civilizations that have crossed the Mediterranean and the European continent. It's an old country of conquests, legends of navigators and explorers, overseas regions and commercial trade roots. Boca do Lobo has proudly created a fusion between contemporary design and ancient craftsmanship techniques.
“The influences for each piece is everywhere in our country, in our history, in our people. Combining ancient Portuguese craftsmanship and cutting edge design, Boca do Lobo has discovered new possibilities on materials and has gained international acclamation for its exclusive design,” added Ms Ferreira. Representing Portugal in its materials too, the most used materials for Boca do Lobo are wood, glass and metal. In the Large Emotion Collection (Limited Edition), aficionados will be impressed to note that there were artisans and craftsmen invited from all over the country to contribute to the masterpieces that are seen today.
On the map
With luxury brands expanding their step every second, one can only hope that their preferred brands will show up on Asia’s map soon enough. As for Boca do Lobo, their marketing department is focused in entering Asian markets, especially India and China, though multi-brand design stores located in these countries. For those who are not aware, they sell directly from Portugal to Asian markets like India, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Phillipines. “Our main buyers are interior designers, architects and decorators who contact us through our website, or meet us in tradeshows in Milan, Paris, London, New York and Dubai,” shared a happy Ms Ferreira.
The high decoration furniture by Boca do Lobo complements and satisfies even the most demanding admirers. Their exquisite collections blend sophistication and modern refinement into a very elegant decorative furniture line unlike any other. A perfect blend between tradition and modern, be prepared to wow your interiors!