Riluc is a company shining through modern times. Now known for its signature design, the Portuguese brand reflects 30+ years of experience in the furniture manufacturing.
“Something that didn’t exist in the global market, capable of arousing curiosity and calling attention to the quality of work we have been producing for decades”
Started as a family-owned business in 1986, Riluc is like a fine wine, improving with age. From the extreme quality of fabrication and traditional craftsmanship in the art of metal sculpture, in 2008 under the artistic direction of designer Toni Grilo, the company started its era of reinvention. From the outskirts of Porto, the Portuguese city also known for the smoothly sweet wine, Riluc is now an international reference for high-end design.
Stainless steel, titanium nitride, marble. Toughness, resistance and firmness. Industrial materials masterfully crafted into lightweight, glimmery objet d’art. Riluc formula is rooted in traditions and know-how. Skilled craftsmanship, cutting edge design and technological research result in world-class handcrafted wonders that last a lifetime. The mastery surfaces in every piece of Riluc furniture design collection. Like the Vibe Table, an hypnotic structure resulting from a processing techniques unique to Riluc, where the hard and inert titanium nitrided is shaped into smooth circular surfaces. Through this highly engineered process of titanium coating, the material is sculptured into three different heights tabletops.
The illusionary contrasting shades of gold, copper, brass and chocolate appearance is also a result from the engineered process. The soft looking Many Worlds Sofa, on the other hand, is quintessential of Riluc reinvigorated identity. A limited edition developed forging the stainless steel’s iron-based alloys into the soft contours of the bubbly sofa. Both master pieces hold the signature of designer Toni Grilo.
In 2008 Riluc brought on board the Franco-Portuguese designer Toni Grilo, to scale the family-owned company to its new era. Under his artistic direction, Riluc commitment to genuine craftsmanship climax in 2009, when the iconic Bibendum chair by Toni Grilo was first released. The mirror finishing of Bibendum chair is a tongue-in-cheek limited piece setting the tone for the brand reinvigorated vision.
From 2009 to date, the sensational design has been showcased around the globe and acknowledged for writing furniture-making history with sophistication and character. The brand has been also exhibit at Maison & Objet, in Paris – the major French trade fair for interior design – and has also been described as one of the ten most promising companies in the furniture sector by the American “Details Magazine”. Thanks to the visionary artistic direction Toni Grilo, Riluc is now renewed for luxury and avant-garde design worldwide.
“From a stylistic point of view, we had to create something new to not fall back into the already seen tubular style. I thought to minimize my expression with a sculptural dimension” recalls Toni Grilo.
Riluc handcrafted products represent the perfect marriage between artistic vision, know-how and technical research. Materials are shaped under the legacy of a brand that was able to reinvent the art of hand crafted design. Marble, stainless steel, titanium. Timeless materials shaped under the wise hands of the craftsmen to become ductile textures. Looking at the elegance the marble table Fenda material are majestically woven together. The result is a sophisticated combination of tones drawing intriguing encounters of materials with stainless steel legs carved into unique marble plates. Riluc signature mixture of materials and alloys results in inimitable artistic impressions. Every object of Riluc collection sums the new artistic vision under Toni Grilo direction.
A brand where industrial materials are blended together in soft harmony to overcome the original stiffness of the matter. Limited editions to celebrate the unique encounter of extraordinary craftsmanship, artistic vision and timeless materials. Enduring and transforming over time, Riluc design is a bold statement of commitment and artistic direction. When knowledge is routed, industrial materials can be shaped into fluid textures shining through generations.