ARCHITECTURE AND DETAILS
At the Court of the Sun King
resplendent with timeless creativity
Among all the French carpenters, one stands out from the rest for his originality and creative inspiration: André-Charles Boulle.
Added to sophisticated inlay are sculptured applications in gilt bronze, creating unmistakeable composition styles that are revitalised in the entire collection.
INSPIRATION AND EXPERTISE
Gold and burl trigger enchantment
The secret behind the style legacy of the most famous king of France that still charms us lies in the innovative spirit and inimitable skill of its craftsmen. And also their teachings, of which Grilli is an ardent supporter.
A magical story underlies the beauty and quality of the burl, the lead player in the VERSAILLES collection. It is the story of Ferrara walnut. In the Ferrara area, the walnut trees planted in rows as support for the vines were
pollarded, which facilitated the formation of bumps around the trunk and shoots at the foot. It is these very irregularities that give this burl such a unique nature, today increasingly difficult to find and therefore more and more prized.
APPLICATIONS AND CARVINGS
The charm of burl and the brightness of the palest shades
The construct furniture so richly captivating, so full of wonder, calls for an outstanding passion for beauty and total dedication to quality.
GRILLI has both, and consequently feels it is an heir to this tradition from beyond the Alps which is also a repository of Italian furniture making tradition, centuries old, that can confidently compete with all others yet can still kindle a desire to understand it, appreciate it and own it.