From the collaboration with emerging interior designers arises the line Designs, Decorations & Patterns – motifs and three-dimensionality born to inspire.
The project is now enriched with stylistic codes of past eras and cultures, developing to evoke future styles and languages. Any combination of lines and shapes is one of elegance, refinement, and naturalness. The contemporaneity of .bagoitalia creations stems from ancient artistic techniques wisely solidified over time and natural materials of the highest quality, which confer inestimable value to the final product.
Beyond custom-tailoring, we introduce within our catalogue a wide range of products and finishes of high stylistic reach. .bagoitalia hence becomes a rich support for achievable inspirations.
Line of Designs, Decorations & Patterns by .bagoitalia:
The delicate sculptural technique of the bas-relief fashioned by Donatello is reclaimed and reinterpreted by .bagoitalia. In its various conjugations, this style has lived within every civilization, taking on different forms among ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Indian, and Chinese populations, with its influence reaching through time to the European artists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Style versatile due to the infinite workable designs that enrich flat surfaces with suggestive depth, .bagoitalia revisits the potential of this ancient art to endow environments with an elegant yet irreverent flavour.
Craquelure was born as an application error to become an art. The surface is travelled with dynamism and apparent randomness by a multitude of crackings, quickly tracking an endless and harmonious web. Originally employed to determine the age of a painting or artifact to ultimately confirm its authenticity, its name derives from the cracks generated by a painting’s aging process, and its effects are almost impossible to reproduce artificially. Modern innovations in decor make craquelure applicable to a variety of artifacts and surfaces, and .bagoitalia contributes to its maturation by forging surfaces and objects endowed with the antiqued look proper of valuable historical pieces of art, or the insurgent feel clashing with the classy minimalism of modern avantgarde architecture.
The fine craft of gilding, originated within the art and architecture of ancient populations, is redesigned by .bagoitalia to express luxury, extreme exclusivity, and uniqueness. With its roots in Ancient Egypt, this technique was later reclaimed in Ancient Greece and glorified by the Romans, who extended its reach to architecture by gilding the ceilings of their palaces and temples. This trend extended in the Middle Ages to churches and palaces throughout Europe, decorating domes, vaults and architectural elements. Realisable by .bagoitalia even in pure gold to confer unsurpassed elegance and splendour, as well as the extreme durability of a material incorrupted by corrosion, this sophisticated method of ornamental decoration is ideal for embellishing objects and surfaces, enhance shine, and sharpen visual impact.
The sophisticated transparencies realised by glazing allow the skilfull decorator to create subtle three-dimensional illusions. By applying on a surface a thin transparent or semi-transparent layer or ‘glaze’ the appearance of the underlying paint layer is refashioned. Initially introduced in the seventeenth century by the illusionistic painters, artists employed glazing to lower the tone of an entire part of a painting with elegance and subtlety, without losing the design, tones, and underlying colours. But glazes can also radically change the chroma, value, hue, and texture of a surface. Today this ancient technique finds its role in modern history through its reinterpretation by .bagoitalia to create clean geometric shapes and delicate designs.
Inspired by the polychrome wooden sculptures in pressbrokat dating back to the fifteenth and sixteenth century, .bagoitalia fashions an elegant and refined language, marked by a careful attention to decorative details. Historically, the painting technique of pressbrokat was born to resemble fancy fabrics such as brocade or damask, rich ornamental upholstery often encountered in wealthy garments and mansions. Thanks to numerous works of Germanic artists and craftsmen, this technique spread in the areas affected by such culture, and finds its renewed interpretation today within the sophisticated line of decorations by .bagoitalia.