Used for centuries to protect shepherds from the harsh climate of the Estrela uplands, burel has been given a new lease of life. With an array of new colours, patterns and uses. A story of determination and respect for tradition rewritten by Burel Factory.
Joinery becomes art in the reinvention of the golden age of Portuguese furniture. It brings back the games tables and counters of the nobility and keeps secrets in hidden compartments, by the hands of the artisans who build unforgettable figures.
“There used to be six cooper’s workshops in the area. Now, it’s just me.” Polish journalist Małgosia Minta reveals secrets of the cooper trade and writes about barrels storing the most precious fruits of human labour.
In the heart of Portugal, a family company is giving this remarkable material a new twist, filling homes around the world with art. Creative furniture surrounded by high-tech walls is an invitation to sit in nature and call all senses to live a timeless memory.
Leisure moments that changed the course of History, from health to literature, from food to technology.