Azulejo is the centuries-old art of hand painting tiles that will later be used for decorative purposes, such as side tables material.
Is exists today as an heritage from the past, used by the finest craftsmen to create exclusive design.
Profoundly linked to architectural use, it is usually applied as wall covering decoration, layering large surface areas on both the inside and outside of buildings.
The patience and skills required to obtain such a level of details are breathtaking. In return, the furniture crafted is one of the best for your interior design.
There are multiple furniture taking advantage of this technique: coffee and side tables, or like seen below, a nightstand. More specifically the Heritage nightstand by Boca do Lobo, a true example of furniture design.
Here, have a closer look at its level of details.
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The process is very meticulous. A tile is chosen to see if it is cracked, the good ones have a hollow sound when hit against each other. The drawing is on a parchment paper that is drawn with a graffiti pen and stamped with a coal pencil in the tile. The paintwork is done with water-based paint, a powder that is mixed with water to work the density.
The challenge today has been to find new aesthetic concepts since the tile itself will be always the same.
Talented and passionate people create timeless pieces using the azulejo technique.
If you enjoy this shade of beautiful blue, we can also suggest the beautiful Ottoman side table by Boca do Lobo. Perfect for your living room design, it is among the best side tables we have seen, thanks to a quirky yet interesting design.
In conclusion, this hand-made technique is an heritage of the past; that need to be preserved in order to sustain local arts and talents.
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