Heritage Collection is the essence of a country, a portrait of a world of cultural elements uniquely confined to the root of a people. It is that legacy that gives us, today, symbols that we’re proud to claim as fruits of our ingenuity, as well as symbols which were adopted and taken as our own, from paths crossed momentarily in the past. Heritage, a collection that catalogues what is essentially the birth of a nation, is completed by pieces that reflect important landmarks, in days of yore.
With Heritage, Malabar moves into a classic, more ornate design philosophy in order to stay true to the inspirations, setting itself worlds apart from the first collection, World Architects. Cornices, friezes, carving, tiles, gold and silver leaf, wrought iron, ceramics and other time-honored elements and styles will be some of its characteristic components. To create these pieces, we need more than skill from our artisans and designers: a monumental amount of passion for art and attention to detail are necessary to complete a worthy tribute piece.
The art of the tile expands across borders, while portraying discoveries, journeys and historical episodes of a nation. Over the centuries, it was understood not only as decorative art, but as a way of representing a national icon. Reflected on the Virtuoso cabinet are iconic floral patterns, traditionally observed in Portuguese-style tiling. Each tile is masterfully carved, revealing underneath a polished plank of ironwood, and finished with gold leaf. The two standout tiles, finished in a trendy matte color, match the unique handle in the interior. The silky contrast of the interior, created by the satinwood walls and ironwood drawers, exposes Malabar’s distinctive touch.
Structure in oak, walnut or beech wood with a customizable lacquer finish. Interior in satinwood and ironwood veneers. Feet in ironwood.
WIDTH 100 cm | 39.3''
HEIGHT 150 cm | 59''
DEPTH 60 cm | 23.6''