October 06

Sorella Furniture: Designed in Denver, Made in Portugal

We sisters, Margarita and Maria, are over-the-top excited to announce the launch of our new furniture line called Sorella Furniture. We united our vision for the Sorella furniture line and found the perfect artisans to handcrafted each piece in Europe. This is the story of how we made our dream a reality.

DESIGN SCHOOL IN BARCELONA

Margarita has degrees in Industrial Engineering, as well as in Interior Design studies in New York and Barcelona, whereas Maria is a Mechanical Engineer with an impressive background in Project Management. While we both understood the basics of furniture design, we decided that the best way to begin our Sorella journey would be by getting continuing education in furniture design in Barcelona last summer in order to get an even deeper understanding of the process.

Here’s a sneak-peek into our summer school experience in Barcelona.

FINDING PORTUGAL

Finding Portugal Furniture Makers

When we asked around for the most refined craftsmen and furniture makers to bring our designs to life, Ken Lewis connected us to a production agency in the town of Porto, Portugal, that excelled in the exquisite details that most brands long ago left behind. After communicating with their principals and hearing their knowledge, expertise, and passion for artistic creations as well as their usage of the highest quality materials, we knew that we had to hop on a plane and make the visit.

Margarita Bravo Quality Discuss

We found the team in Portugal incredibly impressive. Their craftsmanship and quality are out of this world. We thoroughly enjoyed brainstorming with them, and they quickly came to perfectly understand our vision for the Sorella Furniture line.

Century Old Techniques Design Process

We got to see their artisans at work using a combination of century-old techniques paired with the latest technologies, and it was amazing to see how organically they followed each part of the design process.

Margarita Bravo Meeting Craftman Portugal

By visiting each of the small artisan studios in person, we came to know the high-quality standards that are essential for producing the Sorella furniture line to our expectations.

Porto is an excellent source for design inspiration, and just being in the city and meeting these talented craftsmen gave us so many ideas. Take a look at how and why Porto inspired us:

HANDCRAFTED IN PORTUGAL

Handcrafted Works Portugal

Sorella Furniture pieces are works of art — they are usable sculptures. Each piece is handcrafted with high-quality, sustainable materials, and is made-to-order exclusively through us. Take a look at the design process that starts in Denver:

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

We are sisters, entrepreneurs, mothers, and wives. And, we’re thrilled that we could make this dream a reality. We want to share this joy with other women and empower more of them to live their dreams. We have decided that a percentage of profits from every piece of Sorella Furniture will be donated to foundations that support and empower women. Take a look:

SORELLA — A LABOR OF LOVE

Sorella Boltini Iki Collections

Pieces from the Boltini and Iki Collections

Sorella Collection Rocco Coffee Table

Rocco Coffee Table

Featured above are finished pieces from our Sorella line. Our high-end, artistic furniture doesn’t just celebrate exquisite design and craftsmanship, it’s also a celebration of womanhood and family as two sisters realize their dream to create something beautiful that we can share with our clients.

We’re proud to share that now, in fall of 2020, the Sorella Furniture line is now available. You can shop for pieces here. We provide furniture to the trade and directly to homeowners.

If our furniture line inspires you to renovate your Denver home or just give it a style makeover, our team is happy to help. The first step is to call our top-rated Denver interior design studio at 720-735-7533. We can then arrange to use FaceTime or Zoom for face-to-face video calls, allowing for a touch-free design and remodeling experience. Or, we can use masks and make it an in-person meeting.

Margarita Bravo Green Interior Designer

Margarita Bravo

Denver’s Best Interior Designer

Margarita is a green interior designer and decorator, remodeler, furniture curator, and creator of experiences based in Denver, Colorado. Margarita’s unique skill set has evolved from her strong educational background and European and Latin American sources of inspiration.

Margarita