The new edition of Legacy Magazine is a design and craftmanship testimony, this second edition aims to honour and elevate every designer and craftsmen, artists in this journey and show the world the lost art of craftsmanship and Luxury Furniture through their eyes and voices, today we will explore the art of Leaf Gilding.
The gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats and shades and different techniques can be chosen. Architecture is also one of the creative fields that rely on leaf ’s rich look on buildings and design components, evoking unique moments of rare opulence.
Boca do Lobo have always paid tribute to this ancient technique and different leaves can be unveiled in several luxury furniture pieces along the collection like the imposing Gold screen.
Layer by layer, this is a time consuming and very detailed technique but at the end, the texture, depth, and richness are truly worthy.
Pieces like the fanciful and legendary Pixel pay tribute to this fine art, it features 1088 triangles in gold, copper and silver leaves. It also unveils an exquisite technique of silver leaf finished with a luxurious shade of translucent different colours with high gloss varnish on top.
A playful way to give a contemporary touch and to carry the dedication of those who built it. The tradition of working with noble materials is part of their DNA.
The traditional water gilding is the most difficult way but it remains unchanged for hundreds of years, and it is still handmade in their studio.
Take a look at some leaf gilding designs:
Diamond Emerald Sideboard
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