Arts and Makers of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Part III – Let’s continue the celebration of Craftsmanship in this series of the Arts and Makers, and get to know more of these amazing artisans , and explore a little more of what happened during the last edition of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit!
Textiles with a woven pattern were used as canvas by Spanish, Italian and Portuguese painters in the 16th and 17th centuries. The hand woven reconstructions of these canvases are based on a graphic design or a high-resolution X-ray image, to decipher the pattern from an X-ray image the master artisan projects the image and draws the lines on paper to confirm the repeat of the pattern. That is the work done byLoermans & Lab O.
Spring Stuffed Beats – Master Paulo Justo
In manufacturing spring-stuffed seats, it is necessary to web and bottom on the underside and action of the springs. A seat requires none springs with enough high, and three and a half over, then fasten the ends of the twine, with which the springs are tied, to the frame of the chair. Prior to the early 1900s, springs were used as bed bases or box springs; these spring sets were not covered with fabrics. There were no “innerspring” mattresses manufactured until after 1900. Bushnell’s patent has been an innerspring but it was an under-bed spring–which in the mid-1800s was also called a mattress or base layer of a bed.
Porcelain Painting Art – Master Isabel Alegreta
In 1835, at the beginning of Vista Alegre’s golden production period, the brand hired the French painter and drawer Victor Chartier Rousseau, who founded the factory’s first School of Manual Painting. With Gustave Fortier, who succeeded him, the factory implemented regular teaching of Painting and Drawing, and also of Sculpture. It was in this period that the teaching of feather painting was introduced and techniques such as filing and gold metallic decal. Six generations later, a period during which several Vista Algre’s painting masters were consecrated, the art of brush painting, which requires an extensive knowledge of the color palette, its correct application and its behavior during firing in the kiln, maintains the tradition and excellence which made Vista Alegre a reference worldwide, reserving this tecnhique for pieces of high artistic value.
Jewellery Art – Master Ludovico Monteiro
Jewellery is a Portuguese art that has gone hand in hand with the history of the country. It can be defined as the production of objects for the body, symbolic, adornments that were typically made with gems and precious metals such as silver, gold, platinum and palladium, brought from the East.
Crossing the worlds of jewerly and design only led to a path of exploring new aesthetic design approaches with architectural and artistic strong influences. Expect to find diverse ranges of styles on collectable sculptural hardware, wide spreading a sense of rarity and legacy, grounded by ancient forms of craft.