While LOEWE has once again chosen to highlight artisanal weaving techniques, recalling its 2022 focus on woven baskets, the form of the chair is the protagonist of this year’s Milan Design Week presentation. Imagined in leather, raffia, shearling, and even the foil used to make thermal blankets, the house’s artful concept showcases the commonplace stick chair (a simplistic construction dating back to the 10th century) transformed into thoughtful, inventive specimens of craft at the hand of several artisans. Featuring 30 stick chairs in total, 22 are antique artifacts that have been embellished and restored by various creators, while eight have been imagined entirely anew. Also on view is a series of paper loom chairs by the Belgian designer Vincent Sheppard, looking at this unique-but-durable weaving method that dates back to the start of World War I in the United States.
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