Coming across a beautiful bag by iconic Spanish Loewe on Instagram, I remembered their great installation during the Salone and love to show you some of the images I made when visiting.
For Loewe’s sixth appearance at the Salone del Mobile Milan, the house continued its commitment to celebrating craft across histories and cultures with ‘Weave, Restore, Renew: a multifaceted project that explores woven craft, reimagines ancient techniques and breathes new life into found objects and surplus materials. The Loewe Craft prize 2019 finalist Young Soon Lee showed the traditional Korean paper string craft ‘jiseung’ with a series of jars, pictured above and below. Scroll further down for the amazing rainwear exhibition.
Coroza – Ancient rainwear garments
Spanish artisans commissioned by Loewe have restored over 200 antique natural fibre baskets from around the world using leather inspired by the Japanese technique of repairing ceramics with precious metal known as ‘kintsugi’. Alongside, the brand draws on the magic of Coroza-the age old craft of weaving natural fibres into rainwear garments in Galicia, Northern Spain to inform a tactile collection of basket bags made from reeds and straw.
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