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Loewe Furniture: Marquetry in Leather

The Spanish house takes on furniture at the Salone del Mobile this year, creating a collection that was nothing short of radical and fascinating.

Jul 27, 2016 | By Shatricia Nair

After conquering the fashion world, Jonathan Anderson has gone ahead with his conquest of the furniture scene too with Loewe’s Marquetry in Leather. The young designer showed a series of specially curated and designed oak furniture for the Salone del Mobile in Milan this year, each luxuriously swathed in layers of leather in different textures and colors.

Inspired by the radical design ideas by both artist-critic Roger Fry and The Bloomsbury Group, Anderson applied his own spin on archival prints and patterns to a select few 20th-century furniture, including a large wardrobe and two Baillie Scott chairs.

And while we have our eyes set on every one of the brightly-hued pieces, the carp motif came up top of our wish list. Adapted from a set of centuries-old Japanese wood screens that Anderson found in Hong Kong, the print was made contemporary with contrasting colors and varying textures. If you want yourself a bit of Loewe’s sprightly series, the Spanish leather house will also rework the prints on lamps and cigar boxes, as well as notebooks and leather pouches, all of which will sell in stores.

Read more about the collection on L’ now.

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