OFFICINA BOAROTTO by Xana Boarotto
It was in my garage, in Malveira da Serra, Cascais, that I started making the first pieces. But what was a hobbie to me, raised a lot of curiosity to those who passed near the my garage overlooking the street.
The curiosity of the look quickly became a list of orders, not only those who passed by my house but also my friends who visited my house and saw the pieces exposed.
The "pieces of the Xana" quickly went from a free-time activity to a passion of all the time, the Boarotto Officina.
"Art is something personal, something that is in your head and passes into the play through your hands."
It is from the beach of the winch that comes most of the materials I use in my parts.
The sea is my main supplier. Woods, fishermen's buoys, barrels, hooks and other objects that leaves behind...
I also reuse materials from decorating designs that would go to waste such as combs, steel brushes, woods, hinges, sandpaper and washers.
All materials are treated, the wood is cut and sanded by hand and then ... is to give wings to the Imagination.
The client. It is the most important part of each project, it is for and for him that I make each project.
Therefore it is very important to be present at all stages of the process, from reconstruction to decoration, what you like in terms of colors and materials and ensure that the smile is the only expression you will feel when you see your "new" space.
We know that sometimes it is difficult to throw away a play or for sentimental value, either because it has really pity to throw it away. The truth is, you don't have to!
Through the application of restoration techniques, we give a new life to your old pieces. Modernity, Sophistication and Originality...
Nature is the greatest art there is
Our respect for nature is in every project we do. We use what some would consider it a waste and make it art. Every year millions of tons of garbage are collected from our beaches and that's where many materials come from there that we use to produce our parts, such as wood and hooks. In addition, we use paints made from water and emit 90% less polluting gases to the environment. They have the same quality, but they give a special taste!