LOEWE Baskets Live Demonstration by Shizu Designs
Booking not necessary, free
California-based weavers Shizu Designs use traditional Japanese weaving techniques to make baskets and transform rocks into art. LOEWE hosts the mother and daughter duo for a series of demonstrations to showcase their unique process of knotting leather into tranquil forms.
To showcase LOEWE´s ongoing commitment to craft and expertise in leather, the house is hosting a specialist weaving demonstrations in their upcoming flagship store opening on 27 April.
After working with mother and daughter duo Shizu Designs for the LOEWE Baskets exhibition at Salone del Mobile Milan 2019, LOEWE has invited the pair to demonstrate traditional Japanese weaving in a series of walk-in events, as part of their sponsorship of London Craft Week. Shizu Designs exhibits their basket-making and rock-weaving techniques whilst working with LOEWE´s primary material of leather.
This year, LOEWE moved its London flagship into a three-storey heritage property on one of the city´s most recognisable streets in Mayfair. In line with the CASA LOEWE concept, the Grade II-listed property is designed to feel like the townhouse of a sophisticated art collector. Based on creating an intimate atmosphere and drawing you in with materiality, the new store is a highly refined and cultural space that offers a different kind of shopping experience, providing the perfect backdrop to the brand’s London Craft Week events.
Shizu Designs is a design house based in Berkeley, California. The two women use traditional Japanese weaving techniques to make baskets and transform rocks into art – art that invites quiet contemplation, peace and serenity. They represent the type of artist that LOEWE supports and nurtures in their mission to give a voice to age-old handcraft techniques and the masters who maintain them.
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