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Magnificent in any graceful ambiance, the art of hand-painted tiles turns luxury furniture into timeless art pieces, where function and design come together in perfect form. As azulejos are one of the most representative forms of Portuguese culture, Boca do Lobo, the Portuguese luxury furniture brand, used the ancient technique of hand-painted tiles, paying a tribute to cultural heritage, through contemporary designs. Let yourself be inspired by our selection of hand-painted luxury furniture designs!
Azulejo is a clay or ceramic plate piece, generally with a square shape decorated with colorful designs, and most hand-painted tiles show Moorish designs, and often portray scenes from Portuguese history or its fabulous sights. The process is very precise: the drawing is made on parchment paper that is drawn with a graffiti pen and stamped with a coal pencil in the tile. The paintwork is done with water-based paint, a powder that is mixed with water to work the density. The painting process requires knowledge: not too watery and not too strong. The outline is made from the contour brush, and then the background is painted with a swath brush to highlight the piece. The hand-painted tile goes to the oven and the rest of the coal disappears., and the process is complete.
FIND BELOW LUXURY FURNITURE PIECES FEATURING THE ART OF HAND-PAINTED TILES:
Covered in Azulejos, Boca do Lobo’s cabinet portrays different scenes from the country’s Discoveries era. A statement cabinet, the Heritage can take center stage in the most elegant rooms since its back is also fully hand-painted. Two doors open to reveal a lined glossy gold leaf interior!
The Heritage Sideboard was born in order to value the Portuguese hand-painted tiles. This piece presents a different number of layers, where each one tells a different story. A piece of art exhaling elegance, suitable for the most contemporary rooms!
Inspired by Portuguese history and culture, the Dom Heritage Cabinet is a tribute to the country’s grand epoch, as well as to its traditional artisan crafts which Boca do Lobo seeks to keep alive.
This luxury dining table is a highly sophisticated piece, with a noble design. Featuring bold lines, alternating polished brass, beveled mirror, and azulejo strips, and a tempered glass top, the Heritage dining table adds a touch of warmth and finesse to any dining room.
Hand-painted luxury furniture is also suitable for a modern and relaxing master bedroom, as Boca do Lobo created the Heritage Nightstand. Originating from the Arabic word zellige, this traditional hand-painted tile can be found all over the country, from churches to houses and gardens, and was often used to tell tales of Portuguese history.
Masterfully covered with white and blue Azulejos, the Lapiaz console takes exceptional craftsmanship and design to a new realm. Its organic feature is achieved through the manual fitting of the polished brass sheet, freshly cracked to show a rich golden interior.
Finding beauty in the most unexpected places, this elegant coffee table, is a luxury furniture piece, inspired by authentic karst formations. A true masterpiece that brings a new contemporary verve into interior design.
Not even the bathroom is left behind. A statement and outstanding bathtub covered in traditional hand-painted tiles, featuring a gold-painted tear finished with high gloss varnish. This bathtub is a remarkable piece that thrives in any elegant bathroom.