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The Three Rocks Tables by Joana Santos Barbosa
The Three Rocks cocktail tables represent the essence of the brand INSIDHERLAND, a set of pieces that captivates everyone in their presence.
All three sizes are customized with a large range of materials and finishes and this versatility assures their presence in the best showrooms, restaurants and luxury hotel projects all over the world, being featured among the most loved creations by contractors and interior designers. Three Rocks aren’t just pieces of luxury furniture, but symbols of audacity and unique design.
“A few years later we returned to the forest lake where the autumnal colors palette brushed bright colors in a landscape that seemed not to have aged. With the arrival of cold wind, a few leaves were still remaining fighters in the Tree Branches, while other leaves rested extended on Three Rocks that emerged in the lake. Far beyond the weather cycles of life, the magic of that place remained intact. So as our love. M&V.“
Story told by the creations The Special Tree cabinet (Part I), Fallen Leaves mirrors (Part II), Tree Branches side table (Part III) and Three Rocks tables (Part IV).
From The Special Tree, Fallen Leaves on the water reflected the faces of two lovers as mirrors, while others fighters still remained in some Tree Branches. Completing that scenario, a few leaves were on the center of the lake stretched over Three Rocks of different sizes, sparkling by water that ran on them.
The robust volumes, with their shapes irregularly cut, are finished in smoky brown birds eye veneer in high gloss varnish. The small dotted nodules of this veneer resembling the texture of a true rock and the high gloss finish to the lake water, making of these three tables almost an exact picture of the idyllic and passionate vision of that lake in autumn.
Fallen freely on each of the three tables, we find small leaves embedded by the hands of a craftsman with the art of marquetry. The work is performed entirely by hand with wisdom and perfection so the observer loses himself in this story in which nature and love don’t have barriers and celebrate the marriage between reality and fiction.
"Inspired by the life story of two lovers, I created The Special Tree, Fallen Leaves, Tree Branches and Three Rocks. For my parents, M&V with all my love." Joana Santos Barbosa.
About Joana Santos Barbosa
Born in Oporto, Joana Santos Barbosa graduated in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto in 2006, later deepening her knowledge in Interior Design at St. Martin’s School of Arts and Design in London. Alongside with Architecture, the passion for the Detail motivated her to create her own exclusive furniture design.
Joana soon saw her talent recognized, being considered as one of the Top 10 Contemporary Designers from Portugal. Earning her place in the international design scene, she was invited to exhibit at the XX Triennale International Exhibition in Milan and her work can be regularly seen in the most prestigious design and decoration events in London, Paris and Milan.
She is fascinated by the limits of emotions and the threshold of feeling. Her creative perseverance proves to be somewhere between the sinuous elegance and the harsh aggressiveness, the softness of a touch and the strictness of a line, the organic forms of nature and the geometric accuracy, a smooth trace of a sketch and the precision of a detailed drawing.
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