Art of Maximalism by Boca Do Lobo

Passion is everything

What is search of beauty? What is search of perfection in the whole world that is constantly changing? Boca Do Lobo’s design is always emotional, and it is not the same as other existing things. As though you can see the past through the moments of modernity, or you can feel your time somewhere very far from the instant of “here”… Art of Maximalism – or just a bold search of beauty which could be unlocked in everyone’s soul… It is about a modern design in a context of drive to something new and even over-modern – something that could express more values of “now” time, and can be the beginning of searching for the next generations. A special blend of “futuristic vision” with “almost-forgotten” tradition of artisan values, a delicate perception of the nature-moments and the fragments of history; contrasts, romanticism, perfection or imperfection – the past and modernity – a fragile border between yet-not-existing and already-forgotten – Art of Maximalism by Boca Do Lobo.

Imperfectio Collection by Boca Do Lobo – Art of imperfection

As we can see, an artisan work has a special significance for the world of design regardless of time. Why? Do we really notice all asymmetrical and strange, or non-perfect details – by eyes only? Or we just feel something real by soul… Artisan values will stay timeless instead of their present time, instead of all over-perfect and over-modern forms or techniques of art. Because aesthetics of imperfection – expresses an authentic art which couldn’t be copied or duplicated even by author. An artisan work is marked with its own imperfections… And through the unique shapes and only one detail – we can see design which “determines its own story”.
Imperfectio Collection by Boca Do Lobo reveals a special aesthetics of the imperfections created by nature and human’s hand. Upholstered furniture is often associated with something “soft”, but any way – not with metal. Sometimes we can see more provocative sofas with using of large wooden surfaces (for lateral or back external sections) – for example, this can take its origin from Art Deco tradition. But large metal external surfaces – become a much unexpected detail for design of the upholstered furniture. Imperfectio is a new collection which reveals a spontaneous touch of human’s hand and imagination, and discloses a special nature of materials, and a certain emotional freedom. Patinated brass – repeats the contours of the textile or leather upholstery. We can see a delicate and at the same time enough rough silhouette; a laconic and expressive aesthetics of impression which appeals to our emotions (but not to the eyes only). A seductive brilliance of metal unlocks the softness of contours, and tiny “legs” of the sofa or armchair – create an uncommon compositional contrast (as we can see visual volumes and almost invisible elements of the feet). Imperfectio by Boca Do Lobo becomes an expression of a very special beauty – it is about uniqueness which can be appreciated by eyes and felt by soul only.

Imperfectio Collection by Boca Do Lobo
Imperfectio armchair by Boca Do Lobo

NU Chesterfield armchair by Boca Do Lobo

It is about history which exists beyond its own time… about images that takes our attention instead of their epoch or moment… It is about a timeless aesthetics and a true style. Chesterfield model reveals a remarkable image of England’s charm. Even if it is about a modern interpretation – such objects are always recognizable and high appreciated. In design of this armchair by Boca Do Lobo we can see a special play of proportions revealed in the enlarged contours of lateral sections, and tiny carved “legs” marked with their own artistic value and a little story. Capitonne stitching of the upholstery – is the main detail of the most iconic armchair, and exclusive leather surfaces become an expression of a true taste. A noble image and an elegant touch of history – have a special significance for NU Chesterfield armchair by Boca Do Lobo. “There’s something intrinsically luxurious and old fashioned about the chesterfield products” that becomes a unique accent of any interior marked with a true individuality.

NU Chesterfield armchair by Boca Do Lobo
NU Chesterfield armchair by Boca Do Lobo. We can see also: a fragment of Venice mirror, and Eden Series (side tables which organic shape texture is influenced by trees and flora) from Boca Do Lobo exclusive collections

Metamorphosis side tables by Boca Do Lobo

An unprecedented Metamorphosis Collection by Boca Do Lobo is presented in a new vision. Some visual performance was replaced by laconic shapes, simple geometry and purity of materials. As always, we can see the element of exoticism. It is about new Metamorphosis side tables which differ by rectangular forms and rare marble textures or clear transparency of glass. Luxurious scorpions or singular insects become the main design accents; such a detail completes the whole composition with a unique dynamics of movement. Decorative scorpion can be placed on the table marble surface or inside the glass space. A clear simplicity of lines, non-complicated but a sensual luxury, golden details, rare marble patterns or a subtle fragility of glass, a dramatic touch of exoticism – all these nuances turn one ordinary side table into a bold accent of any interior.

Metamorphosis side tables by Boca Do Lobo
Metamorphosis side tables by Boca Do Lobo

L’Chandelier by Boca Do Lobo

What is a dream? What colour, or aroma, or sound – are typical for dreams? Maybe, one’s dream can be luxurious, or delicate, even fragile… Maybe – it is about too much sounds of charmed eyes, or only one voice of someone’s smile… Dream can be something romantic, elegant, unique and expressive, or maybe it is “impressive as the romantic Champs-Élysées avenue” – “la plus belle avenue du monde”. All these associations are typical for L’Chandelier by Boca Do Lobo. This object is marked with a modern and eclectical style that combines a true artisan value and spontaneous touch of creativity. Whimsical, exquisite and delicate image – charms us at first sight, because we see a soft play of light and reflections, and numerous lines that create a mysterious lighting canvas marked with a “marvelous dancing shape”. The structure elements of L’Chandelier were “realized through the antique technique (Repoussé) used widely with gold and silver for fine detailed work”. Spontaneous external lamps become a special accent of the whole sculptural composition. Seductive shining of metal lines, a soft light and romantic silhouette of the most beautiful dream – it is about L’Chandelier by Boca Do Lobo.

L'Chandelier by Boca Do Lobo
L’Chandelier by Boca Do Lobo (at the background we can notice a fragment of Imperfectio sofa and Metamorphosis glass side table by Boca Do Lobo)

Supernova chandelier by Boca Do Lobo

They say, stars are like unknown planets… or dreams which are sparkling somewhere very far from our eyes… When one sees the stars – these amazing creatures charm us by constantly changing lights of fantasy worlds. Boca Do Lobo was succeeding to reproduce a splash of star in the lighting design – so, we can see Supernova chandelier. Its external shape “was born from the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star”. As though we see something we are not able to see… A whimsical moment of the night sky, “the instant of a bright star burst” – was revealed in a fascinating lighting sculpture. Unusual, spur-of-the-moment, even fragmentary and dynamic composition – is marked with shining metal reflections and soft touches of light. At the same time, Supernova “can briefly outshine entire galaxies and radiate more energy than our sun will in its entire lifetime”. Maybe it is an unknown star, but it’s enough complicated and irreal composition that reveals the idea about star light is not external, but it is inside – and Supernova just shows it to human’s eyes.

Supernova chandelier by Boca Do Lobo
Supernova chandelier by Boca Do Lobo

Metamorphosis sconces by Boca Do Lobo

Metamorphosis sconces by Boca Do Lobo differ by an unexpected design. Instead of a “delicate” exoticism we can see an exquisite abstraction. A special artistic value of artisan work, noble marble textures and seductive shine of metal surfaces, an elegant combination of “cold” colour shades and unique natural beauty – all these nuances differ by a magnetic expressiveness revealed in simple shapes. Metamorphosis sconce becomes a unique accessory marked with an eclectical and abstract design which is based on a circle shape. We can see an exclusive jewel for each interior, a delicate touch of light, spontaneous instant of simplicity – non-exotic – but a true haute-couture image revealed “between the roughness of brass and the elegance of marble”.

Metamorphosis sconces by Boca Do Lobo
Metamorphosis sconces by Boca Do Lobo

Magma mirror by Boca Do Lobo

Quite often we notice a surprising embodiment of nature in Boca Do Lobo’s collections. Magma mirror becomes one more unique object in this context. Its design is associated with something hidden deeply underground; with something heavy and inaccessible, and very slow in time… Composition of this mirror reveals a moment of natural movement which is crystalized by time, pressure, temperature and other factors invisible in a real life. A rare artistic value of this object is based on the detailed artisan work. An external shape of the mirror is similar to “the fragments of unmelted rocks transported in the magma”. Its contours and subtle lines reveal the whole centuries of time which is impossible to see. Laconic, complicated and dynamic design seems to be simple – it is about a unique composition which is similar to a natural phenomenon.

Magma mirror by Boca Do Lobo
Magma mirror by Boca Do Lobo

Metamorphosis dining table by Boca Do Lobo

Metamorphosis Collection by Boca Do Lobo was created to surprise, to provoke contradictory emotions. This series reveals the concept of an “emotional design” in its best. We saw stylized Kafka’s “existential insects”, seductive scorpions and an excellent abstraction – but “how can we define something as living?” Maybe, emotional design reveals a stylized form of life: a live mind, lively fantasy and a live emotion… “Metamorphosis” becomes a new form of aesthetics; when the academic concept is beyond the definition only, and appeals to a live impression or even self-contradictory emotions. Design of Metamorphosis dining table by Boca Do Lobo “symbolizes the evolutionary history of life”. We can see stylized sculpted fossils, or a spontaneous moment of time during centuries. Detailed artisan work, unique textures of the walnut root veneer, a unique transformation of high polished metal surfaces into a statical but at the same time live and constantly changing substance – a slow movement in time is revealed in design…

Metamorphosis dining table by Boca Do Lobo
Metamorphosis dining table by Boca Do Lobo (and we can see Metamorphosis sconces)

Art of Maximalism by Boca Do Lobo – Art to surprise… 

Metamorphosis dining table by Boca Do Lobo
Metamorphosis dining table by Boca Do Lobo (a fragment of the table top)

Author: Marina Schultz

Source of photos: Boca Do Lobo

first photo: Supernova Chandelier by Boca Do Lobo