History by Eugene Maduro
The last 20 years many houses have and are being renovated and restored to its original state. In this process they get rid of very old lumber which is wood since colonial times. The wood comes from Surinam and is a very strong type of wood to built mansions with. The colonial mansions were made large and so was the wood, to support the houses. The people residing in them were Dutch colonial governors and traders.
Most of the lumber of the Monumento Di Curaçao and Monumento Di Boneiru furniture comes from Pietermaai and Otrobanda, two historical places on the island of Curaçao and from Antriol and Rincon on Bonaire. Eugene Maduro, the founder and designer says: “All what the islands carry in history and heritage I cherish”. He also considers bringing out Curaçao’s and Bonaire’s history by this wood as a way of promoting the islands.The furniture really symbolizes the history of the monumental architecture.
In 1997, the UNESCO World Heritage Site committee selected the historic city center of Willemstad—one of just six Caribbean sites chosen—because of its “outstanding value and integrity, which illustrates the organic growth of a multicultural community over three centuries, and preserves to a high degree significant elements.”
Furniture of the Monumento concept carries with it the historical weight and recognition of the islands’ history in all the different layers of colourfull paint.
We are proud to announce that the beautifull furniture of Monumento Di Curacao and Monumento Di Boneiru is now also available on Bonaire, exclusively at insideOut Tropical living!