On the occasion of Milan design week 2019, Loewe put a spotlight on basket making by inviting 11 international artists and craftsman to create a series of exclusive objets d’art. The result is a collection of bags, decorative objects, accessories, and one-off pieces, which express styles from all around the world through LOEWE’s core material of leather.

Creative director jonathan anderson invited two of japan’s distinguished bamboo artists, jiro yonezawa and hafu matsumoto who together have created seven one-off pieces which for the most part swap their usual strips of bamboo for naturally dyed LOEWE leather.

Yonezawa sculpted the material into ornamental cocoons of interwoven pieces, using cores made from styrofoam, wood and paper to replicate the usual integrity of his work and matsumoto created four baskets made of wide strips interlaced with different kinds of bamboo.

From www.designboom.com