— Boca do Lobo
Inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian, known for the purity of his abstractions and methodical practice used to achieve that. What is so compelling about them is the combination of structural logic and formal simplicity.
At the time, when the collection was revealed, Pedro Sousa wasn’t convinced and fully satisfied with the overall result: a timid and fairly contained collection despite enough solid. However, he felt motivated to take more risks and test the market to understand real wants and demands.
With Soho, he sought to go beyond the creation of a practical, elegant and comfortable design and do quite the opposite of what the painter's work suggests. The intention was to actually reinvigorate the whole idea of the sideboard itself from something inherently simple with doors to something more complex with drawers.
“I don’t remember when and how, but at one point I had a really clear vision of the sideboard and then we started to build some prototypes, which were in a way what it is now but without all the incredibly nice details that occurred throughout the development.”
When the drawings and prototypes were spread to analyze all the work, everything was clear. There were two different approaches to solve the problem. One was Pedro’s own interpretation of the painter's work and another was the direct use of his work in the designer’s compositions. Soho originated from the first option but many issues had to be solved.
It is composed by a combination of different styles of drawers (more precisely 15 drawers and 2 doors). It contains drawers with handcrafted fronts lacquered in white, fronts made by clear mirror and crystal handles, fronts made in marquetry and brass handles, fronts with golden leaf, fronts with black lacquered glass or in lacquered blue. The cabinet is made of UV bonded glass with base in solid lacquered wood.