patinated furniture made by Casa do Lado is all custom made in Minas Gerais
, Brazil, with ''madeira da demolicao" ,
Wood gained from floors and shutters and doors
of mostly old farmhouses between 250 and 100 years old.
The people from Minas , a state
with some of the oldest and richest colonial history and -tradition
of interior Brasil, call it "iron-wood"!
That shows some respect.. , if you see our pieces
you can tell why!
They are straight, strong and heavy , the wood
is thick , dark and sinks in water , the style is
It has allways been that way....
In the second half of the 18th century some of the
best carpenters and painters found their way to Brazil and went straight to Minas for that was the center of activity and wealth in those
The way they painted the mansions of the rich
hundreds of years ago , gave us the idea to decorate our robust
Our patinated furniture is often made with
baroque ornaments of that period of colonial Brazil.
The fine skill of patinating and the rich
earthy colours we use as a base result in a beautiful product with an extra
The hardware is also handmade in the old-fashioned
way of colonial Brazil as you can see if you observe our hinges and nails and keys and locks.
Designs , colours, measurements , all can
be customized , but the style remains the same :
Rough Magic from Old Brazil.