Nowadays the metal work can be truly artful to conceive a wide range of large-scale structures, assemblies, to the most delicate jewellery. It requires discipline, vision, and strength. Since early, Boca do Lobo has no restrained to use different processes and tools to shape new designs, by giving to our pieces rough yet powerful expression.
One of the processes we appreciated the most is the art of casting metal, where the metal is heated until molten into a chosen shape and size. It gave birth to outstanding pieces like Newton series or the iconic Eden series. The process starts by melting metal into a liquid, pouring it in a mould with a cavity of the desired shape, and removing the material, or casting after the final work gets cool and then solidified. The solidified part can be ejected or even broken out of the mould. This technique is one of the most used for making intricate forms that would be difficult to have from other methods, including sand casting.
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 jewellery.
The most recent brand new Imperfectio seating collection is a curated example of cutting and hammered methods. Big size shapes and creative forms are innate of this one of kind procedure which involves time and careful effort from our blacksmiths. Consequently, fine-looking welding can also be a challenge. Joining each component must be at design service and overcome its functionality, such as the great golden tubes of Symphony masterpiece. The reward is to make every single luxury furniture piece as a unique piece of art, being impossible to have two equals. A real expression of exclusivity and high collectable craftsmanship outcome.
The Lapiaz Console features a mahogany structure, with its inside finished in polished brass, and an exterior finished in polished stainless steel.
From the legend born in the depths of Sherwood Forest, ROBIN Mirror embodies the strength and character of noble ages, giving them a modern approach. By honouring the history of one of the best archers in English literature, this exquisite piece was given a strong visual texture through the use of handmade nails, each one unique in their finishing, size, and character.
MILLIONAIRE LUXURY SAFE
Influenced by the California Gold Rush, the Millionaire Safe is a statement piece designed to cause an impression. Built in a Mahogany structure and gold-plated polished brass frame with several dents, it sparks both interest and imagination reminding the vault robbery attempts in the old west. Nestled in a turned brass silver plated gear-wheel mechanism, an imposing safe handle obeys the will of is master through a secret dial lock combination.
Imperfectio Sofa is the expression of imperfect aesthetic, the appeal of that which is authentic art that is truer to life. Imperfectio Sofa praises artisanal work as the ultimate form of art that is quite intentionally imperfect. Through its unique existence and shapes, Imperfectio Sofa determines its own history. The irregularities and flaws over the manual hammered brass expose the beauty of imperfection.
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