Homo Faber‘s first edition has already started (and almost coming to an end) and it has been a huge success. This incredible design event, held in Venice from the 14th of September to the 30th, is truly a celebration of craftsmanship. Showcasing the best examples of arts & crafts, Homo Faber aims to prove the importance of keeping some ancient arts alive and Portugal happens to be there showcasing plenty of stunning pieces of art through major exclusive brands and artists.
Boca do Lobo chose to present one of the most ancient and stunning arts from Portugal: filigree, a jewelry technique used to solder tiny beads and twisted threads.
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 exquisite and intricate lace-like patterns.
Boca do Lobo showcased one of its most iconic pieces, the Filigree Mirror, completely handcrafted, with each brass cord fitted with precision, an ode to the Portuguese culture.
Created by a hand-picked team of world-class designers, curators, and architects, the exhibition stretches over a number of magnificent spaces throughout the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, an international cultural center which lays claim to most of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.
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