Boca Do Lobo: Exclusive Character
Posted on 01 April 2015
Furniture so exclusive and unique, you can tell what brand it is in one glance. I have such an admiration for designs that aren't afraid to be different, multifunctional works of art that tell a story from every angle. Boca Do Lobo is a personal favourite of mine, one of very few that you cannot wait to open the furniture up to discover more because you know the inside is going to be just as exciting as the outside!
PIXEL | CABINET
There is only one word for the Pixel cabinet, "mesmerising". What reminds me of a very large and complex Rubix cube is undoubtedly a work of art. Unsurprisingly, the name of the cabinet is in reference to the multitude of colours on display that appear to create a blur of beautiful images, fueled from the imagination of the mind.
The inside of the cabinet tells a completely different story, one of elegance, quality and grace. The doors open to reveal an interior almost completely covered in vintage mirror, creating a striking yet contrasting personality to that of the outside. Each design is completely unique with the use of different patterns and materials, adding a personal touch and an individual story.
DIAMOND EMERALD | SIDEBOARD
If I could only select one item from the Boco Do Lobo range to own, it would be the Diamond Sideboard in Emerald. Everything about the design represents ultimate luxury in the way that only a jewel would. The outside is finished in silver leaf, coloured to a captivating emerald shade, whilst the inside of the sideboard has been finished entirely in gold leaf.
The design represents a jewel in a variety of ways, from the glimmering finish that manipulates and reflects light to the cut and shape of the object, resembling a cut and polished precious gem. Whilst in description this piece sounds loud and dominant, the sideboard manages to uphold a sophistication and charm, allowing it not to overshadow a room with other features.
OBLONG | CABINET
An incredibly striking work of art, designed to mix modern and classical elements, creating a bar cabinet that is sure to turn heads. This statement piece has such a complexity and beauty to its construction that you will forever be discovering a new detail and character building to the personality.
There seems to be strong musical references to the item, reminding me of a grand organ with its prominent pipes on display for all to see, yet from other angles, references to classic brass musical instruments working together to create a presence. Unlike my other selections, a similar theme is continued within the inside of the cabinet, allowing a story to evolve.
These three remarkable designs are completely different to each other, yet all represent the same passion and understanding of design and luxury. I always say that you should not be afraid to be different when decorating or furnishing a living space and these items are perfect examples of what can be achieved when the rules and constraints have been removed.