The most anticipated event of the Summer, the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2019, is almost upon us, taking place from 26-27 June. You already know some of the craftsmanship techniques that will be present at the Summit, but today CovetED brings you everything you need to know about the Master Artisans, the ones that build and transform luxury design with their hands!
Mr Victor Querido
Fascinated by wood, he is now a celebrated master in the Portuguese art of marquetry. He started to work as a woodcarver when he was 16 years old. At the age of 18, he decided to dedicate himself to marquetry due to the beautiful ornaments he could create freely by colouring, by himself, wood veneers into unique hues. Today, he challenges a new narrative of marquetry at CULTURE Creative Hub, proudly supported by Covet Foundation.
Presenting the art of Wood Marquetry, the process of applying thin wood pieces to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or even pictures. The wood veneers are drawn, cut, coloured and burnt, and placed using different cutting tools, glue, and temperatures.
Mr Fernando Abreu
Mr Fernando Abreu, is a goldsmith with more than 40 years mastering metal work, which creates objets d’art that straddle the line between the fine and decorative arts. Currently, he challenges the narrative of a goldsmith at Preggo company at Covet Group.
Mr Abreu will be presenting the Chiseling technique, an ancient technique which allows the sculpture of a metal sheet which can be silver, gold, brass or copper. With the chisel’s help, decorative motifs are transferred to the metal sheet forming volumes, reliefs and finest textures.
Mr Julio Campos Leal
Júlio Campos Leal, born on 18 January 1963, is a wood carver and sculptor from Meixomil, Paços de Ferreira, known as Portugal’s capital of furniture. Wood carving is his chosen art since he was 14 years old. 10 years ago, he began his collaboration with designers and furniture creators. Since then, he brings to life high-quality luxury design pieces which are applied to contemporary design.
Presenting Wood Carving one of the most ancient techniques in Human’s history, but it has a strong tradition in the Baroque artistic movement in Portugal. This technique creates wooden figures or sculptural ornaments of wooden objects using traditional carving tools, as cutting tools, chisels and mallets.
Mr José Cunha
The Portuguese master artisan Mr José Cunha started working as a cabinetmaker when he was 13 years old, later, he specialized himself in the art of wood carving. He’s also truly dedicated to inlaid wood art, one of his multiple passions. Mr Cunha still works as a wood carver nowadays, collaborating with other master artisans and designers at Project CULTURE’s workshops, supported by Covet Foundation.
Presenting the Inlaid Wood, a decorative technique used in ancient Egypt, it’s main features are the overlay of geographic elements or figures over a wooden base, that can be composed of marble, metals, pearl and other noble materials, made in a thin layer over the wood.
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