Sideboard by Boca do Lobo Inspired by Kafka´s Metamorphosis

“I CANNOT MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND. I CANNOT MAKE ANYONE UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING INSIDE ME. I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN IT TO MYSELF.” – Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

By definition, metamorphosis indicates an alteration is physical build and structure, commonly associated with insects. As a great novel of the 20th Century, written by a phenomenal thinker for his time, Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis digs deep introspection, unknowingly looking for meaning or something to hang on to.

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This is the word which rung in conversation and thought, and has come to symbolize a new line of thought, and design inspiration for Boca do Lobo.

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Insects can be repulsive and can make you think of how different and unique life is by itself. As a subjective concept, beauty can be found in the strangest things, but is guaranteed a place in what is known as luxury.

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On redesigning, and completely transforming one of Boca do Lobo’s classics, the Diamond sideboard, fitted into the Metamorphosis ideal. Marco Costa, head of design from Boca do Lobo says: “It all started as a funny game between designers, who could make the same look different? Upon laying out a selection of bugs on the piece, we thought… why not?!”

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Putting aesthetic standards and the meaning of beauty to test, the Metamorphosis series seeks to provoke a questioning within the evolutionary context. The current three-piece set, takes Boca do Lobo’s core selection of materials, wood and brass which undergo a series of new treatment processes, to complete such a challenging design.

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The Diamond Metamorphosis Sideboard is built from a wood composit, which features hand-carved details filled with a hand hammered brass sheet. Its interior is glided in gold leaf, while it’s exterior takes a lacquer coat. The sideboard’s base takes a textured brass plate, while it’s detailed buffet surface see’s the individual placing of a series of insects, cast from brass, and treated with a nickel coat.

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See Also: Lapiaz Sideboard by Boca do Lobo

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