Having participated in the 2015 and 2016 edition of Salone de Mobile, Loewe is back for the third year running – and with an even bigger offering. This year the Spanish house—helmed by Jonathan Anderson—brings a category-spanning collection of design products to the Italian design fair.
Furniture, lamps, blankets, ceramics and cushions blur the lines between decorative and functional. From knitted life-size male figures (that can be displayed individually or as a group, as part of a wall-installation, or separated and splayed out on any horizontal surface) to solid oak furniture designed by Anderson and manufactured in Yorkshire by the company of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson (a fifth-generation furniture-maker) all items will be for sale.
Some other highlights include a selection of blankets, a chair and suite of benches inspired by American minimalism, combining a metal frame with caned wicker panels. “It’s a collage of different bits of information: cane work, a star motif, English carpentry, knitted murals.” Says Jonathan, “I like the idea that fashion can explode into the household, bringing different artisans together to design new physical forms and apply craft in a home.”
LOEWE: THIS IS HOME is available at CASA LOEWE, Milano during Salone and will be exhibited at Liberty London May 1-21