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Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation
Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation
Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation
Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation
Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation

Boris Deltchev

  • Vrai-Faux Design
  • Decorative painter
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Master Artisan
Boris Deltchev Decorative painter
Contact
Bulgarian, English, French, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+359 8884794701
Mihail Novakov©Michelangelo Foundation

The poetry of a place

  • • Boris studied drawing at the National High School of Fine Art
  • • His work features in prestigious castles and yachts
  • • The rag is by far his most important tool in his daily work

Few get access to the interiors of old chateaus bearing the marks of history and generations of noblesse. And even fewer get to create them. Boris Delchev is among a niche handful of artisans, whose work is dedicated to the restoration of valuable heritage by reimagining and regenerating its old spirit with accuracy and craftsmanship. He is also famous for making new interiors feel like antiquated ones. His clients range from the French government to design stars like Christian Louboutin and Philippe Starck. Boris entered the world of restoration, faux finishes and wall paintings by chance and fell in love with its rich possibilities. He has become one of its best professionals, travelling the world to execute exquisite commissions for aristocrats and contemporary taste makers alike. Boris works with a busy team of artists who usually prepare the materials for each project in Sofia before on site work begins.

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Works

  • ©Boris Deltchev
  • ©Boris Deltchev
  • ©Boris Deltchev
  • ©Boris Deltchev
Photo: ©Boris Deltchev
Clouds

This oil painting of a dramatic cloudy sky is a bespoke realisation created for a bedroom in a private residence in Beirut. Boris Deltchev often creates his ceilings on canvas in his studio in Sofia. Then he glues the painted polyester canvas in situ. He does so in order to reduce the time of his presence on the construction site and to make the painting itself more resistant to mortar cracks and possible water damage.

Length 555 cm
Width 640 cm

Boris Deltchev Decorative painter
Photo: ©Boris Deltchev
Secret Garden

This mural, acrylic on a plastered wall, depicting trees and climbing plants was commissioned for the entrance of the Comando Building in Istanbul. Due to the complex shape of this old building’s interior, Boris Deltchev's team had to paint the walls directly over three months in Istanbul. The building once belonged to the famous Camondo family who later moved to Paris.

Length 550 cm
Width 1500 cm
Height 400 cm

Boris Deltchev Decorative painter
Photo: ©Boris Deltchev
Hermes in Marrakech

This mural was painted for the big dining room in the Moroccan riad of Mr. Guerrand-Hermes. At the beginning of his career, Boris Deltchev was commissioned to work on this big mural by Simon-Xavier Guerrand-Hermes for his riad in Marrakech. He gave Boris the freedom to create his composition, but nevertheless Boris knew that he had to pay tribute to the legendary company, Hermes. Boris has incorporated some scenes from Berber fairy tales to this eclectic work.

Length 1500 cm
Width 700 cm
Height 600 cm

Boris Deltchev Decorative painter
Photo: ©Boris Deltchev
Loubistair

This mural painting, acrylic on canvas, is a decorative wall piece made for Christian Louboutin’s boutique in Moscow. After Christian Louboutin saw the decorative panels Boris Deltchev created for his boutique in Munich, his company commissioned this big trompe-l'oeil of an opulent staircase for his boutique in Moscow. As the site was already inaugurated, Boris had to install the canvas, previously completed in the studio, during night time.

Length 550 cm
Width 700 cm

Boris Deltchev Decorative painter

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