by Richard Prime
Fusing local craftsmanship traditions with modern techniques, designs and colorways, Portuguese design brand Boca do Lobo's furniture never fails to charge the senses.
Crochet, the latest and a masterstroke of overindulgence, prevents the eye from settling. (Pictured above.) Glittery swaths of dark blue brass layered over the entire gold leaf surface make for a chest that we can imagine in Liberace's living room.
The piece sits well in Boca Do Lobo's range, which includes the Mondrian chest of drawers—released last year to widespread acclaim—the insanely opulent Diamond and the cityscape on legs they call D. Manuel.
Each new product makes clear how the young company embraces the idea that you're only as good as your last concept. Whether it's the SoHo Collection or Boca Do Lobo's Limited Edition range, strikingly high production values are core to the brand.
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