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OITOEMPONTO new interior design

OITOEMPONTO as interior designers

OITOEMPONTO is presenting its most recent creative trend aimed at interior design and on show in its store situated in Rua de Tânger 1378, Oporto. A grand and inviting open space covering 200m2, bringing together incongruous finishes, where a gentle and soothing blue wall - oval blue room – presents a bold contrast to the imposing wall clad in grey marble.

A restful space, brought together by an endless carpet, punctuated by reflected tricks of the light and full of pieces designed and signed by OITOEMPONTO; works of art from the last century or contemporary works, designer pieces and vintage objects make up this mellow, discreet and gentle backdrop, which enhances the vivacity of the objects themselves.

The pastel shades of the marble floor and of the modular wall form the boundary for the OITOEMPONTO store entrance, where pride of place is given to “Black Revolver”, an enormous and phlegmatic work in charcoal on paper by Robert Longo, which shares the limelight with James Prestini’s nickel-plated sculpture.

A refined and comfortable atmosphere complemented by pieces which are a feast for the eyes by virtue of their unashamed opulence. Fausto Gilberti’s panel “Born Again” sends a graphic shockwave through the Frédéric Malle pop in store, the French luxury fragrance brand for the home. This unique set dedicated to the pleasure of essences consists of undulating and architectural shapes and is illuminated by “Tom”, the iconic and elegant rectangular OITOEMPONTO lamp.

The impressive work “Atopia” by Philipe Decrauzat, a two-dimensional work in acrylic on canvas with graphics which distort reality to give the almost imperceptible impression of three dimensions, shares a corner with the vibrant colours of the floral chairs by Josef Frank and the elegant marble and steel centre table by Willy Rizzo.

The harmonious mixture of textures leads the viewer to contemplate the details; the eye is caught by the resplendent and intriguing collage “Fraulein Dracula” by Jonathan Meese accompanied, in the same corner, by the Japanese-inspired chairs by James Mont. The Stilnovo 8083 table lamp from the 1960s or the charismatic large vase by Eduardo Sarabia, based on “Eighteen with a Bullet”, highlight the eclectic approach taken by OITOEMPONTO. However, there can be no indifference when we look at pieces by Hervé Van Der Straeten: the heady pair of lamps known as “Pastilles”, the “Guéridon Sylvestre” table and the incredible polished brass “Pipe Show” console table.

This is the universe of the OITOEMPONTO total concept, without boundaries and with a dedication and freedom which culminate in balance. Perfect syntax.

OITOEMPONTO’s new interior design concept was presented on 21 February 2013 on their premises at a cocktail party reserved for members of the press and special guests. The event was also demarcated by the launch of Sterling Silver, a collection of silver pieces, handmade in the most pure silver and design by OITOEMPONTO. Remodelling works were carried out with the support of the brands Barbot and VMC Systems.

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