- Art & Design
An interior is only really completed once the right design objects have found their place in it. At Gardeco Objects, they try to facilitate that search by bringing art to a broad audience in an accessible way. Thanks to three pieces from their Muralis Collection, this townhouse in Bruges became a unique home.
The interior of this residence was taken care of by Nuances, a studio situated in Leuven, Belgium, who with their elaborate selection of brands aim to create authentic, personal living spaces. They strive for aesthetically thoughtful and balanced interiors that are just a little different. In this home, they wanted to achieve a warm, comfortable effect. It was also important that Bruges’ history and culture were still reflected in it. The result is peaceful and functional, with a very inviting atmosphere. Next to a special selection of design objects, Nuances also looks for the lighting, art, and decoration that fit perfectly within a particular interior. Owner Kathleen found her liking among others at Gardeco Objects, who provided three artworks from their Muralis collection. Each piece is handcrafted by experienced craftsmen in small studios. The interesting combinations of textures, materials, colours, and patterns are a clear sign of Gardeco Objects' expertise. The works Flags and Origin in the living room were designed by Brazilian wood artist Chico Margarita. In 2017, he founded a wood studio with his wife Luiza, where he creates exclusive, handmade wooden wall panels for Gardeco Objects. The inlays of Flags and Origin consist of Pau Marfim and Pau Ferro wood, which beautifully display their natural colours and grain pattern. Flags was finished with ebonised Fresno wood, while Italian oak and brass details were used for Origin. By fusing the ancient technique of marquetry with contemporary design and a strong focus on wood, you get a timeless, sophisticated result. Another interesting detail is that the wood that was used is of Brazilian and legal origin.
The interesting combinations of textures, materials, colours, and patterns are a clear sign of Gardeco Objects' expertise
In the dining room, we find Disque Friso by Domingos Tótora. The work of this Brazilian designer is characterised by a strong focus on sustainability and respect for nature. In his creations, nature meets contemporary design. He likes to make use of recycled cardboard, which forms the basis for his art objects, sculptures, and even his furniture. Because his works are handmade, each piece is unique. The neutral ochre shade and earthy red tones that often recur are a reference to the colour of the earth in his home country. The flowing lines refer to the rolling hills, waterways, and coffee fields of Maria da Fé, where Tótora’s studio is based. Thanks to the relief in the work, the light is reflected in the same way as the Brazilian sunlight moves over the fields and hills.
Nuances clearly found in Gardeco Objects the perfect partner for the best design pieces for this residence. They emphasise the cosy, inviting atmosphere, while also contributing to the interior’s unique aspect.
Images courtesy of Nuances