Often, the best secrets to contemporary design and exquisite art, lie in the tales of history. A common saying dictates that you shouldn’t try to fix something that is not broken and that most certainly applies to the usage of craftsmanship techniques. Throughout generations, various methods were passed on, leaving a legacy of extraordinary commitment to design and art. Searching for the same feeling of historic art pieces but always with a touch of modern design, came the Lumière Collection.
The mystic of late XIX century boulevards is brought home by the masterpiece Lumière collection. A confluence of Victorian street lights and architectural tectonic form, the Lumiere exemplifies the contemporary dualities of art and functionality.
Through the manual fitting of hammered polished brass sheet bursts antique fixtures with intricate edges hand-sculpted by a casting mould. Born from the rich tradition of iron forging and skilled goldsmiths, the Lumière collection is a combination of soulful pieces with classic distinction for outstanding private residences to the greatest contract settings. A ground-breaking collectable design for present-day luxe and timeless statement.
Metalwork and more precisely metal casting, are the processes behind the Lumière collection. Metal casting is one of the craftsmanship techniques most used by master artisans. It allows them to cast metals into a chosen shape and size. The versatility and durability of this art made it maintain its relevance until nowadays. Now we can see it often being applied to the best contemporary design.
Working metal to create breathtaking art pieces is a never-ending trend. Nowadays, however, few are the ones that still focus on handcraft metalwork, achieving a level of quality and authenticity that only master artisans can provide. That is the thought process applied by Boca do Lobo’s designers, that partnered with skilled and experienced minds of Portuguese master artisans, can bring to life even the wildest of dreams.
The designer’s ideas become sketches, drawings and models that are later executed, by the metalworkers, therefore the art pieces they produce are genuine and unique. This profession requires intense training and much experience. It usually takes more than ten years until a degree of intellectual and technical ability is reached.
The truth is that serial products will always exist and satisfy the general demand, but we can keep the living flame of the finest craftsmanship burning for the ones that look for something more special, like the Lumière collection.