The Boca do Lobo concept is not that old. The company started in 2005 in Rio Tinto, a community just 22 km northeast of Porto. The goal was simple: to become the best in furniture design and production. Just four short years, many magazine spreads and multiple design awards later, Boca do Lobo has quickly become known as the “jeweler” of furniture design.
At Boca do Lobo, they like to say expect the unexpected. Each piece carries the artisans’ own passion and emotion.. When a piece is set in a home, and surround it by a new way of life, the piece takes on its own unique identity, combining original inspiration with the pride of ownership. “Our clients want an experience,” says Amândio Pereira, CEO of Boca do Lobo, “We design for surprise and to move them. It is like a culture.”
One reason the designs are so popular is the interesting mix of traditional manufacturing techniques with contemporary technology methods. For instance, the D.Manuel cabinet features a mahogany twisted rope base, taken from the Manuelino maritime style, topped with a contemporary copperleaf-covered cabinet resembling a modern skyline. This blending of styles and techniques make for timeless furniture pieces that some might even consider museum quality.
Boca do Lobo pieces are sold internationally through furniture distributors and at exclusive boutiques. In Portugal, visit the showroom in Porto. Also in Porto, some pieces are on display at the Hotel Infante Sagres.
For more information and to see the full collection, visit the Boca do Lobo website.