Hand painted stools from ARTsTOOL Collection are some of pioneering art pieces created in Project CULTURE’s Creative Hub. The contemporary design stools are unique pieces carefully delineated to support several different crafting techniques and challenge the traditional concepts of the Crafstsmanship.
Some of the exclusive and limited-edition art pieces to come out from Culture’s workshops were the hand painted stools in oil or acrylic paint, generally used to create smaller decorative objects into furniture or art to display.
Manually painted and applied in the original Carved and Erosin from Boca do Lobo collection, the paints appears over the hard skill artists’ who dedicated all their lifes to create art objects. Designers, fine artists, architects and restoration artisans were involved to creat using differents techniques and effects this collectible ARTsTOOL masterpieces.
To enhance the rich legacy of Arts & Crafts, the hand painted stoolswere inspired by natural elements which re-edit the ancestral technique restoration with oil painting, the portuguesese Manueline style in the portuguese renascence period, the faux marble ancient technique and geometriacal contemporary elements in a present-day design objets.
Floral, is a soulful stool which evokes Portuguese Romanticism traditions thanks to its gentle flowers delineated with oil paint over a black background. Proposed to Santa Bárbara’s atelier, renowned in Portugal due to its high quality and detail in painting applied to restoration, this art stool is the perfect mariage with perfectly ancient painting technique with contemporary design.
Make-believe is a mesmerizing stool capable of simulating marble stone using faux marble effect and intricate acrylic painting technique. A true wonder of craftsmanship and contemporary design. In the Make-believe,piece, faux marble acrylic painting and the varnish finish were used to simulate marble’s appearance. By Hugo Santos, fine artist from Culture, creative hub.
Manuelino Dixit is a fascinating stool inspired by the Manueline style, typical of the Discoveries Age. It is a remarkable piece, hand painted using the trompe l’oeil technique to join this ancient art with contemporary design.
This art stool Manuelino Dixit was design an conceived by the archtect and fine artist Fernanda Lamelas.
Time Kaleidoscope is an innovative stool which marries not only the ancient painting technique with contemporary design, but also classicism aesthetics with geometric compositions. In the art piece Time Kaleidoscope by Hugo Santos, fine artist from Culture, creative hub, the technique used was acrylic painting, evoking contemporary elements, with a specially glowing varnish as finish to highlight them.
Hand painted art stools were conceived by the Culture for Arts & Crafts, a project supported by Covet Foundation where artisans, plastic artists, and designers keep alive the spirit of experimentation by challenging manufacturing skills of finest Craftsmanship to create the artpieces of excellence.
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