LUSITANO, is a chiffonier for the Unique Edition. It was inspired in “Os Lusíadas”, usually translated as “The Lusiads”; a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões. Written in Homeric fashion, the poem focuses mainly on a fantastical interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. The heroes of the epic are the Lusiads, the sons of Lusus or in other words, the Portuguese. In these strophes, Camões speaks of Viriathus and Sertorius, the people of Lusus, a people predestined by the Fates to accomplish great deeds. Jupiter says that their history proves it because this tiny nation has gone on to discover new worlds. At the end of the poem, on Love Island, a fictional finale of the glorious Portuguese walk throughout history, Camões writes that the fear once expressed by Bacchus has been confirmed: that the Portuguese would become Gods.
The extraordinary Portuguese discoveries and the “new kingdom that they exalted so much” in the East, the extraordinary deeds of “Strong Castro” (the viceroy D. João de Castro), who had died some years before the poet’s arrival to Indian Lands, and a tour taken by our team to the Guimarães Palace, were the main inspirations for conceiving this amazing and luxurious piece. Blackwood timber, gold leaf and Indian hand-painted pattern, create the perfect harmony to combine all the inspirations.