furniture

Emporium Chair by Marco Costa. “Cutting” edge design.

Emporium Chair by Marco Costa. “Cutting” edge design.

Design was often made to serve functionality. But some talented designers bring something more. Boca do Lobo always proposes exclusive designs made by inspiring people. Discover the Emporium chair – limited edition – by Marco Costa. You never saw something like it. Marco Costa is a self-taught artist and he finds his inspiration in Surrealism. He transcends design and function into a more intense experience. In hour case here the chair has only 3 legs ! This piece was conceived with the goal of questioning the notion of space and what is established by usage or not. 2 main parameters are interesting to highlight despite the design and construction: the usage of Aluminum and the different colours proposed. There is a sense of fun and frivolity but as the same time it has something of dramatic. A brilliant paradox. All hand-crafted. According to Boca do Lobo: “Marco dares to create…

Koket, Love happens! Design brand.

Koket, Love happens! Design brand.

Sometimes… Love happens! Discover Koket, an amazing Design Brand for interior furniture. Founded in 2010 from the creative mind of Janet Morais, Koket proposes outstanding objects to spice up your home. According to the brand, the artistic work of Ms Morais is influenced by the decorative arts, fashion, flora and fauna, forms and decorative techniques from the glamorous eras reappear in the most sophisticated versions of contemporary trends. The Koket name comes from Janet Morais nickname: “Janet la Coquette”. Ms Morais work is a blend of perfect multi-cultural influences. Born in New York but raised between Europe and the US, she captures different influences from her travels in order to bring a very original style into her work. ” LOVE IS A SUBJECT WITH ENDLESS ALLURE PRECISELY BECAUSE IT CANNOT BE DEFINED. ITS MYSTERY LIES IN ITS POWER TO SEDUCE,ENTICE AND CAPTIVATE.” The brand proposes 5 categories of products: Casegoods Upholstery…

Les Indiscrets de Joséphine, creativity and style

Les Indiscrets de Joséphine, creativity and style

Discover this month, Les Indiscrets de Joséphine. Born from the passion of a talented artist, she gives a second life to outdated furniture by revamping its look. Style remains but definitely the artist imagination gives a new breath to chairs, sofas and other interior objects. Each piece is unique. What motivates this interior designer is her passion for creative work and how to give a second life to furniture that time passed by and let some strong traces. After more than 10 years spent in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms Humault committed to retraining. Having trained in Paris and became an Upholsterer. And just after that, she created Les Indiscrets de Joséphine (The indiscretions of Joséphine). For the story, a “Indiscret” is a 3 seater sofa which dates from the Napoleon III period. There is also a “Confident” which is a 2 seater S-shaped When a third person comes and sits between the…

Diamond Emerald by Boca do Lobo

Diamond Emerald by Boca do Lobo

Boca do Lobo launched a new limited edition master piece called Diamond Emerald. It is an amazing Sideboard faceted and coloured as a true Emerald. This amazing furniture has the hit colour for 2013. When we push the boundaries of imagination at the service of home design, everything is possible. This incredibly sideboard is faceted in a way that colour and light play their role as on a precious jewel. The new sideboard also features three highly sculptured doors leading to a gold leaf interior with shelving and two drawers. The exterior of this fanciful piece is now presented in silver leaf finished with a luxurious shade of translucent green emerald with high gloss varnish. Here are the details according to Boca do Lobo: Product features Faceted sideboard totally manually produced. Contains two doors, two drawers and a shelf. The interior is finished in golden leaf. Legs are manually carved…

Munna, when design becomes an Art.

Munna, when design becomes an Art.

This week at luxury activist we are discovering a few portuguese treasures. This time meet Munna. Munna is a furniture Brand specialized in Upholstery. It was created to be part of these atmospheres, with their appeal to elegance, uniqueness and freedom. Established in Oporto, in 2008, Munna’s mission is to transform emotions into products. The pieces result from the combination of traditional techniques and creative innovation. Portuguese experts, among craftsman, designers and joiners, who are committed to deliver only the highest quality, set out to develop armchairs,loveseats, sofas, ottomans and screens that never lose their power of amazement and allure. See here a video from the last Oporto show. Munna | Oporto Show 2012 from munnadesign on Vimeo. Discover here a special limited edition called the Heritage Revisited armchair by the jewelry designer Susana Martins. Heritage Revisited celebrates the club and the fraternity. Its silver back is totally handmade, with inspiration on the traditional Portuguese filigree….

Boca do Lobo,Design made in Portugal.

Boca do Lobo,Design made in Portugal.

Meet Boca do Lobo, a portuguese brand founded in 2005 with the goal to become the best in furniture design and production. It was in April 2005 that Boca do Lobo was founded in Rio Tinto – Portugal. Since then, they achieved international recognition thanks to their presence in Design fairs like the Milano Design show,  the 100% Design in London or the Architectural Digest show in NYC. See here how the Brand describes itself: “BOCA DO LOBO was created to bring excellence in furniture design. Since 2005 we have been working to share the best Portugal has to offer: the knowledge of its people who design and create furniture art, the tradition of working with the noble material of wood, and the artisans and joiners who create the pieces with their years of wisdom and experience and their love and dedication to the art that they perform. We strive to…

Signature Vacation Rentals, holidays with style.

Signature Vacation Rentals, holidays with style.

What makes perfect holidays? Sometimes when you travel for holidays you have enough of crowded hotels and you just want to relax in a very elegant ambiance. That is exactly how Signature Vacation Rentals can help you. Part of Arizona Lodging Experts, this rental service acts in Arizona, one of the most beautiful and wild regions of the US. The idea is simple. In order to please the needs of a high class clientele, Signature Vacation Rentals offers a amazing selection of Houses in which you could spend the perfect holidays. All houses are owned by private people. As they do not really live in these houses all year long, by renting their homes, brings an interesting way to make money and keep the houses “alive”. All accomodations are top level and are all complete with furniture with taste. Rent prices can go from 500$ a week up to 5’000$…

Lithium table by Peter Harrison

Lithium table by Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison just launched a new beautiful piece of modern design, a Lithium Table. The Lithium Table is 29 ½ inches tall and 48 inches in diameter. It visually creates three layers, transitioning from mass to air with a core of concrete, a middle ring of stainless steel rods, and a perimeter created by the glass. The cast concrete column exudes strength and balances the slickness of the other materials. It is cast with round holes to lighten its mass and complement the airy structure of the stainless steel rods. The mahogany glass support is complemented by the aluminum base of the same diameter; both joined together with Harrison’s signature steel rods and exposed fasteners. The effect is modern without being devoid of details. Peter Harrison has been designing and producing art since 1996. His work has journeyed from one-of-a-kind furniture, to sculpture, to his present line of handmade limited…

Jean-Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois Paris

Jean-Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois Paris

The french famous fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier created a very interesting furniture collection for the chic french brand Roche Bobois. To celebrate the french brand 50th anniversary, JP Gaultier is a special guest to create a full collection of furniture and house accessories called “Jean Paul Gaultier Pour Roche Bobois Paris”. We can say it is not a very complicated name right 🙂 Gaultier came up with six arrangements, with names like Dollar Bill, Tattoo, and Kiss. So Gaultier… We recognize the timeless style of the fashion designer and think that makes sense and even that Mr Gaultier could start a new carrier. We all know JP Gaultier, but do you know Roche Bobois? Roche Bobois is the story of two families, Roche and Chouchan. The story begins in 1896, Fernand Roche left the Auvergne to the 12th arrondissement in Paris, where he created a company called Roche close to Fauboug Saint-Antoine,…