Taracea was founded by Javier Suarez in Mexico to recreate the traditional furniture found in the castles and noble houses of Castile and Andalusia in Central and Southern Spain. Every piece is handcrafted from reclaimed and plantation grown woods that are personally selected by Mr. Suarez so the appropriate lumber is cut for the special character required by each design. The final design of the piece is determined by the wood.
The reclaimed old trees and stumps from 300-year-old farm land shown in this photograph add to the character of each furniture item and are combined with teak, red and white cedar, old cypress and other exotic woods to allow designers and craftsman to create a true work of art.
The Paola dining table reflects the ultimate of what “Taracea” stands for: the art of joining different woods in a geometric design. Each piece is built from the frame up by single craftsman reflecting their own personal style and expertise. The marquetry inlays are over 1/4” thick (not veneers) and are cut and inlaid by hand.
The Met buffet combines the Spanish hacienda with other Old world designs, using hand applied finishing with nitrocellulose lacquers over the fine wood and inlays to naturally obtain the desired patina and sheen similar to fine European antiques. Carving and distressing is done by master carvers to create a piece that adds to the luxury and beauty of the finest homes.