Boca do Lobo:The Art of designing and crafting exclusive pieces
Boca do Lobo was founded in 2005 and, early on, it committed to reinterpreting ancient techniques of fine craftsmanship to create unexpected pieces of contemporary design.
Each creation carries the legacy of centuries of craftsmanship. In the workshops, talented artisans challenge and combine traditional manufacturing techniques with the latest technological methods to shape the finest materials into remarkable furniture, upholstery and lighting pieces, which gives rise to timeless cosmopolitan environments. The collections are inspired and accurately handcrafted in Portugal with attention to detail, passion for beauty and the pure dedication of skilled craftsmen and craftswomen.
Since the pioneering SOHO collection, presented in London, one of the world's leading design capitals, Boca do Lobo has flourished, unveiling ground-breaking furniture pieces, highlighted for their irreverent design, clash of materials and technique, which has been at the core of the brand's design mission.
With more than 200 international exhibitions, its masterpieces can be seen across the globe in exquisite residential projects to leading hotels and contract projects. Renowned luxury department stores such as Printemps in Paris and Harrods in London have already selected Boca do Lobo to decorate luxury corners for brands such as Fendi and Prada. Giants of hospitality like the Fairmont Hotel chain in US, The New York Palace Hotel, the Asturias Hotel in Madrid or the opulent Al Jasra Boutique Hotel in Qatar have already conceived five-star interiors through the brand’s collections. Opulent casinos in Europe, or even luxury villas in Oporto, are already home to the distinctive aesthetic that marries traditional craft with a new playful sophistication.
The greatest design and lifestyle publications such as Architectural Digest editions, Designboom, Wallpaper*, ELLE Décor, LUXE Interiors+Design, How to Spend It or Le Monde, have featured Boca do Lobo artistic creations as a trend to follow.
The first piece of Boca do Lobo was drawn 15 years ago, yet its story started being shaped centuries ago. Around the world, the beauty and wisdom of craftsmanship have survived throughout the times and generations, allowing the creation of soulful design pieces nowadays.
The non-settle feeling of creative minds and the meticulous effort of master artisans gave the vision to understand the past through forgotten techniques and raw materials and interpret it through cutting-edge technology.
A lengthy tradition of bespoke and exceptional Craftsmanship to make one-of-kind design pieces.
Boca do Lobo's emotional pieces are handmade in Portugal by talented artisans who use their wisdom to combine traditional manufacturing techniques with the latest technological methods. Cabinet-makers, jewelers, soldiers, gilding painters, lacquer painters, master artisans and apprentices work together in Boca do Lobo workshops to deliver exceptional products where no element or detail is overlooked and the human factor is treasured.
A single piece may pass along different skilled hands and undergo several processes to conceive a unique design expression laying in Portugal’s flair in marquetry, adularia, joinery, upholstery, filigree, and metalwork, just to name a few.
A careful enthusiasm with a new-found confidence that goes alongside a passion for the country’s strong craft heritage.