Casa Botelho take insights from over 22-years in global luxury retail to create statement occasional furniture that leads you to believe it is a necessity. This new brand works with textures and materials that evoke a uniqueness to their products.
We speak to founder, João Botelho to find out more.
What’s the story behind Casa Botelho?
Having worked with iconic homeware designers and travelled around the globe, I have experienced style at its best, learned exquisite architectures and gained interiors’ knowhow, giving me the ability to explore different sides of my creative personality through the redesign of a space.
It was only when my partner and I successfully completed the redesign of our four-storey townhouse in East London that I realised I was deeply in love with the world of interior and furniture design. The townhouse was cleverly split into two properties, creating a modern two-bedroom apartment in the basement, and a magnificent three storey property with a large new extension, open plan kitchen and dinner, double reception and 3 large bedrooms.
On March 17th 2016, I launched Casa Botelho with its debut luxury furniture range, The Martini Collection. Most recently, we have launched further luxurious new ranges, including The Bacco, The Diana and The Hide collections.
How and where are your products made?
All collections are handcrafted by artisans in Italy and UK with impeccable attention to detail. A reflection of pure luxe, the collection focuses on craftsmanship, quality and polished elegance. The striking sculptural items undergo a series of casting, filing, welding and oxidation techniques. The unique finish is achieved through a specialized patination, powder coating or galvanizing process. The variations in colour and texture are inherent to the handmade process and intensify the beauty of the items, creating designs that are truly a work of art.
Tell us more about your most popular product.
Our most popular range is The Martini Collection. The inspiration for the collection came from my passion for Art Deco design and symmetry, all things James Bond and an obsession for petite tables. What started as a stylish discrete statement piece for the home, quickly evolved into the development of a dramatic collection, with iconic martini cocktails naming the designs.
Available in a choice of two materials, steel and brass, these uniquely shaped tables have been designed to sit alongside armchairs, sofas, beds and baths, to make sure that your drink is always within easy reach.
Where have your designs been used recently?
We recently worked on a private luxury residence in South Kensington, London. The brief had dinner parties as well as family time at the top of the list! They wanted to create an open plan layout full of intrigue design details to capture the imagination.
The result was a textured urban upgrade with brick and leather. To create an indoor-outdoor feeling the same bricks were introduced on the terrace walls, adding coping stone, window boxes, seating and an outdoor mirror. The kitchen, seating room and dining areas flow seamlessly into each other, leading to the new terrace and two French doors providing plenty of light.
What’s next for Casa Botelho?
As part of Casa Botelho collections, we are launching our Era Dining table and Bench in February.
Additionally, we are working on a collaboration with Decorum Est for Q1 and developing future collaborations with a fabric company for Q2 and a rug company for Q3, both in the UK. In terms of Trade shows we are showing at Clerkenwell Design Week at Platform, Stand P15 and we hope to be a guest of a British brand at Decorex (TBC).
We have also been shortlisted for “The International Design and Architecture Award 2017” by Design Et El.
What did you recently take inspiration from?
We recently launched the Bacco Deconstructed Armchair. The inspiration came from my love for symmetry and the humble boxy armchair design. We gave it a face lift by mixing Matt and shine fabrication combined with luxe fabrications and materials.
To open a trade account with Casa Botelho and start ordering from them directly, click through to their catalogue below, and then ‘request a connection’: