Bold is beautiful, as demonstrated by Loewe in this year's edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair in Milan.
The maison presented a set of oak furniture featuring exquisite leather marquetry in a project overseen by creative director Jonathan Anderson. A range of lamps, cigar boxes, pouches and notebooks featuring the leather marquetry technique will be available in stores.
Marquetry , a time-honoured technique, was reinterpreted by Loewe in this project. The brand's artisans put together leather cut-outs of different colours by hand to create vivid images that were applied onto wooden surfaces. This was done for six pieces of early 20th century furniture, including a wardrobe, a coffee table and two Baillie Scott chairs. Motifs in the presentation included flowers and landscapes. One recurring motif - a koi carp - was inspired by a set of vintage Japanese wood screens Anderson found in Hong Kong.