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Tiago Pereira Borges

  • Marcenaria Artística Pereira
  • Woodworker
  • Algueirão Mem Martins, Portugal
  • Master Artisan
Tiago Pereira Borges Woodworker
Contact
Portuguese, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+351 211973041
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A slow future

  • • Tiago’s passion for his craft comes from his family
  • • His handcrafted wooden objects are made to last
  • • Ancestral techniques underpin his creative versatility

Tiago Borges may be young but his voice reveals maturity when speaking about inheriting his grandfather’s workshop. “He was a joinery master. l learnt hands-on with him as a child, then more formally when I turned 16”. A wood carving course at Fundação Ricardo do Esprito Santo Silva and a bench joinery course at Leicester college in the United Kingom, deepened his knowledge of handmade joinery, wood inlays, carving, polishing techniques, hand planning and auto cad drawing. Such diverse skills allow him the scope to work on traditional cabinets, restoring 17th-century furniture or developing contemporary pieces from scratch. As Tiago nurtures his daily creative relationship with wood, he feels confident about perpetuating his family’s history in the art of wood making.

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Works

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Louceiro

This solid wood cabinet was designed and made on commission. The design for the piece of furniture was inspired by an antique piece of furniture belonging to the client. The cabinet is made from mahogany, fitted with integrated LED lights and finished with hard wax oil and brass hardware.

Length 180 cm
Width 45
Height 225

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Koa Table

Koa Table is a solid koa wood piece, made with the intention of enhancing the beauty of the koa wood’s natural grain. A handmade system on the table board was created to prevent wood from warping.

Length 120 cm
Width 80
Height 75

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Frank

Frank is a television sideboard inspired by vintage designs. This piece of furniture, made from agba wood and finished with brass hardware, aims to combine design and functionality.

Length 155 cm
Width 30
Height 50

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Unity

This solid wood console has been fitted with four drawers. The wengue wood version presents intricate wood marquetry work in the two drawers, which combines around 1000 wood geometric pieces creating a three-dimensional aesthetic.

Length 60 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 85 cm

Tiago Pereira Borges Woodworker

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