Having discussed several other craftsmanship techniques, like wood carving or filigree, Covet Group brands have been doing to you, what our master artisans do to our furniture designs daily: imbibing the culture and know-how of our ancestors and sharing with the world the magnificence of high-end craftsmanship. Now, we present honored artistry: Marquetry: The Wonders Of Craftmanship.
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MARQUETRY CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TECHNIQUES
Marquetry is one of the oldest arts of humankind and has been attracting the interest of artists and designers over the years. The word marquetry derivates from French marqueterie. The early use of wood veneers for decorative purposes dates to ancient Egypt, although there isn’t much evidence of that.
Marquetry became popular in the late 16th century in France. After receiving an immense stimulus in the two following centuries in Europe, this ancient art started to amplify.
In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, French André-Charles Boulle turns marquetry to the next level. He started to make marquetry furniture and unique patterns. For that reason, marquetry art started to be an a legacy for future generations.
The marquetry art is the process of applying thin slices of wood to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or even pictures. Is an ancient art that is a manifestation of the spirit, a gathering of knowledge and a display of talented design.
MASTER MARQUETRY ARTISANS
Marquetry has long been one of the most modern methods of decorating fine furniture. The master artisans are capable of sculpture different ornaments in a wooden object and create undeniable beauty forms and shapes. Balancing between a classic natural look and textures, to highly polished and colored versions, wood has been the main raw material chosen by many artisans.
Our designer Marco Costa, meets with our master artisans to share thoughts and ideas
FURNITURE MARQUETRY DESIGNS
Today, the marquetry technique is improving and the range of materials is growing. Including tropical woods, metals such as silver, bronze. As well as brass and a wide range of other materials of a semiprecious nature.
GUGGENHEIM PATCH CABINET by BOCA DO LOBO
Boca do Lobo believes that the Guggenheim cabinet is between the finest and most elegant cabinets of its collections. This handcrafted, extremely versatile and unique piece is ideal for storing glassware and fine silver collectibles in the dining room or any other of your collections – a great compliment to any classic or modern interior setting.
BARAKA DESK by BRABBU
Charismatic by its never-ending contrasts between ancient and contemporary lines, BARAKA Desk by Brabbu main body is made in matte walnut root veneer and covered with nature-inspired brass detail. Its base is made in matte vintage brass, and the interior of the drawers covered in bird’s eye wood veneer. This desk is a fierce choice for any office room.
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