“Boreas” is the luxurious sideboard design by UNDA and it’s inspired by the Greek God of the cold North Winter and the bringer of Winter. His name means “North Wind” or “Devouring One”. Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match.
Therefore, we designed a piece loaded with a strong personality, detail and metallic structures, symbolizing the ice from the North Caves.
The interior has a repeated pattern structure painted in copper, symbolizing the devouring personality of Boreas, and two crystal glass shelves.
UNDA | Sleepless Design is an exclusive Furniture and Lighting Design Company, from Portugal, inspired by the beauty of the Mythological World.
Since the dawn of time, mankind has always been fascinated by beauty; it can be the cause of his greatest joy or of his biggest displeasure. Poets and singers have sung paeans about man’s fascination with beauty and the ancient civilizations commemorated beautiful things. In fact, people were so enamored with this concept that they actually deified beauty by identifying and worshipping Female Goddesses. Extraordinary Tales and Odes were created inspired in this magnificent world, and one of them touched our souls; the Tale of “Ondine and her Curse”.
Ondine (Latin: Unda – a wave), was a nymph, a water Goddess in French folktale written by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué – a tragic and tender love story. The water nymph becomes human when she falls in love with a man but is doomed to die if he is unfaithful to her.
When you acquire a UNDA piece, you’re not just is buying furniture; you are taking with you a fragment of Art History, transforming your space into something mystical, dramatic, emotional and beautiful, becoming yourself a part of this storytelling.