Today, Modern Console Tables will be presenting an extraordinary piece to combine with your modern console table, filigree mirror from Boca do Lobo, that is a total piece of artwork.
Filigree Mirror by Boca do Lobo
Boca do Lobo strives to encourage sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal by a staff that loves what they do; experiences which pass on the feeling of exclusivity. The brand’s furniture is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of belonging and a state of mind.
The Filigree Mirror resorts to one of the oldest jewelry making techniques known. Completely hand crafted, with each brass cord fitted with precision, the mirror flourishes in a shape traditional to Portuguese culture and art. A true work of art the luxurious mirror plays tribute to Boca do Lobo’s core values heritage and craftsmanship.
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Filigree is the most delicate technique used to work precious metals, usually of gold and silver. It is an age-old and detailed jewelry expression in which skilled artisans painstakingly solder tiny beads and twisted threads to create striking artistic motifs, suggesting often an exquisite and intricate lace-like pattern.
The fine wire elements are soldered together to create small and rich accessories, usually jewelry pieces such as rings and necklaces, but in a bold, and certainly unexpected move, Boca do Lobo has been mastering the art turning it into upscale masterpieces.
“It takes thousands of attempts to get right and the threads can be as thin as a hair. The way the material is bend will never be the same, the threads can bend a little bit more or a little bit less, machines can’t do this.”
In the old days there were around 120 artisans, and in less than ten years there are only 12 artists in Portugal. There are a lot of items conceived by machines naming it as filigree, but then there are things that engines will never be able to do.