Loewe is presenting Weave, Restore, Renew at the Salone del Mobile in Milan until June 12. This collaboration with artisans specialized in traditional weaving showcases their artistic sensibilities and expertise, transforming distressed objects into unique pieces.
Participating in the Salone del Mobile for the seventh time, Loewe imagined Weave, Restore, Renew, a polymorphous project designed to give objects that might be forgotten or discarded a second life thanks to skilled artisanal handiwork.
The project celebrates traditional crafts from Spain and elsewhere, turning them into something unexpected. Weave, Restore, Renew explores three age-old weaving techniques that infuse objects with fresh meaning, honoring their history while preserving them for the future.
At the heart of the project is Repaired in Spain. Some 240 baskets from all over the world were given to artisans Idoia Cuesta, Belén Martinez, Santiago Basteiro and Juan Manuel Marcilla, who mended them using a leather string weaving technique. Also featured is Coroza, an ancient Galician technique that consists in weaving straw, reeds, briar and other natural fibers to create raincoats, hats and baskets. Finally, the project includes paper jars created by Young Soon Lee, the Loewe Craft Prize finalist in 2019, using a traditional Korean technique called Jiseung.
A celebration of the regenerative power of handwork, Weave, Restore, Renew cements respect for the environment and respect for the product. It embodies Loewe Creative Director Jonathan Anderson’s deep belief that authentic craft should be sustainable.