Monday, October 15, 2007

Brazil Baroque

Baroque is such a fabulous word. It literally means irregular in shape and refers to the style of architecture and art that was very popular in Europe in the 17th and 18th century. Brazil Baroque is based in Santa Barbara, CA, but their furniture is handmade in Brazil using rare antique Brazilian hardwoods that have been reclaimed from abandoned 18th & 19th century estates. Everything is handpainted and crafted using the 18th century style, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts. These are amazing!

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