|It was Joao’s adoration for symmetry and Art Deco design, love of James Bond movies and obsession with this petite style of table that inspired him to design the Martini Collection. As one of the most recognised and celebrated drinks of the rich and famous, it was essential that the table design possessed the same kind of sophistication and aura as the ‘diamond-clear cocktail’. João decided to combine historical and global influences in order to achieve this aesthetic. Handcrafted by artisans who share our passion for quality and love our products almost as much as we do, we work with family-owned and operated firms including Busnelli Corporate in Meda, Italy, and Pip Squeak in Harrow, England. The tables have a “sculptured, geometric shape that give a gentle nod to Art Deco design, while the steel material and finish reference a more Bauhaus style,” says João. “The striking, sculptural items undergo a series of casting, filing, welding and oxidation techniques. The unique finish is achieved through a specialised patination or galvanizing process. The variations in colour and texture are inherent to the handmade process and intensify the beauty of the items.”
|Geometrics and symmetry are common traits of a Casa Botelho design. Each named after a celebrated adaptation of the iconic Martini cocktail, the name of the table has influenced and guided the sculptural lines of that particular design. From the delicate oval shape of the Manhattan table, to the hexagonal figure of the Gibson table, the collection also includes the circular Kangaroo, bean-shaped Vesper, the square Bronx, and the rectangular Martinez. The perfect symmetry of each table offers a minimal charm while their bold, geometric shapes give them their strength and personality; not to mention the surprise element of illumination added to the Bronx table and our collaboration with TM Lighting that we’ll be revealing in May at Clerkenwell Design Week (watch this space for more info)!
|At Casa Botelho, we design luxury, embrace natural beauty, embody elegance, exude glamour, and ooze drama. Featured on the covers of Marie Claire Maison and Casa Living, the Martini Collection was our debut collection that set the high standard of quality that we strive to uphold in all our collections that have and will follow. To get daily updates and inspiration from our all-so-glamorous founder and creative director, João Botelho, following us on social media @casabotelho on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Until next time… stay sexy!
The journey continues…