- Architecture & development
The unique and handmade design pieces of the Belgian brand Bicci de' Medici originate from emotion. This translates into a natural aesthetic of classic beauty and durability with a clear passion for craftsmanship.
"Today, Bicci de' Medici is known for exclusive, handmade furniture and decorative pieces that are a translation of emotion. Respect and love for craftsmanship and natural materials lie at the heart of their work and designs. The custom-made pieces are designed by the Bicci de' Medici team itself, although this is often done in consultation with the (interior) architect and the client.
The choice for natural and responsible materials was rather obvious.
In addition to custom work, Bicci de' Medici is also known for its use of sustainable and natural materials. For example, stone, wood, organic materials, porcelain and loam are preferred. ‘The choice for natural, solid and responsible materials was rather obvious,’ says Motmans. ‘Today, we can no longer afford to use heavily taxing production methods to create (sometimes) inferior materials and products. We are committed to providing timeless pieces that could last long and, preferable, multiple generations.’ For example, natural materials are often durable by themselves and can also be easily 'renewed' and reused after some time. For example, think of a natural stone that has acquired a patina after a number of years. It can be re-sanded or renewed. ‘We ourselves greatly appreciate the patina that develops on natural materials and we urge people to embrace and cherish it. These references to a past tell a story, a history, and they carry the chronicle of several generations. These imperfections can teach us to accept transience. This contrasts today's society where often everything has to be instant, latest and perfect.’
Certain pieces in the Bicci de' Medici collection are, therefore, deliberately made imperfect, and imperfections already occur naturally in the materials they use, including wool, linen, clay, wood and natural stone. Want to know more about Bicci de' Medici? Read the full article in Imagicasa Autumn 2021.
Photography by Bicci de’ Medici / Studio Waow