Signature Urban Collection from Caracole
Caracole Signature is pleased to present this amazing collection from artist and designer José Leite de Castro, a highly sought after international designer whose style, although rooted in the classics, is fresh, innovative and engaging. The Caracole Signature team had the great pleasure to visit the designer in his hometown of Vila do Conde, Portugal and not only see first-hand José’s unique approach to design in his small specialized cabinet studio, but also enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal in the designer’s home and experience his warm hospitality.
José’s approach to furniture design can best be described as Old World. Working closely with his inner circle of five artisans – each a professional in his own right – sculpting metal, creating patterns with wood veneers, carving wood and cutting mirror and materials – José oversees every aspect of the design process personally. A perfectionist and artist at heart, José’s meticulous attention to detail is almost a lost art.
The epitome of understated elegance, the collection is a reflection of José’s understanding of what it means to create a home that is warm and welcoming. When creating a collection, the designer taps into his vast experience as an interior designer and seeks to create not individual pieces of furniture but a total environment. He thinks deeply about the interplay of furnishings and spaces within a home and through this holistic approach has brought forth a collection that provides all the designer pieces you will need to create your Signature home.
Signature Urban Collection – envisioned by Jose Leite de Castro. From his studio on the coast of Portugal, José approaches interior design from an artist’s viewpoint. He envisions each space as a complete room – including the scale and layout – and then designs casegoods, upholstery and accessories to fully complement his vision. Drawing inspiration from architecture, urbanism and metropolitan culture, his creations reflect an innate understanding of design details, luxurious materials and high-end finishing techniques. Today, he composes with glass, brass, stone, wood, leather and textiles to create furnishings that convey a sophisticated lifestyle where comfort and authenticity prevail. Distinctive in every way, José’s furniture creations reflect his extraordinary method of creating.
If the item is not in stock we can import it for you. For most of the furniture from Caracole the delivery period is 8 weeks. If you wish us to import any of the pieces below we will request a 50% deposit to initiate the order with the balance payable upon arrival in South Africa.
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