Casa Loewe is about inside Casa Lléo Morera, a modernist constructing created by Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner off one of many Spanish metropolis’s main buying streets.
The flagship was renovated to create a gallery-like area and restored to spotlight the Nineteenth-century constructing’s authentic options, together with gold-leaf detailing that adorns the ceilings.
Loewe inventive director Jonathan Anderson interspersed artwork collections and curated furnishings throughout the shop’s inside, alongside the posh style model’s ready-to-wear collections, equipment and fragrances.
As craft is an integral factor of Loewe’s identification, a key objective for Casa Loewe’s inside scheme was to showcase varied artists and art work.
Anderson stuffed the shop with installations and objects that the model defined epitomised innovation and craftsmanship, together with sculptures by winners and finalists within the model’s Craft Prize.
A centrepiece of the inside is a twisting bamboo set up by Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, which weaves throughout the shop’s ceiling, partitions and structural columns.
The set up, titled Yūgo, was crafted from 6,000 items of tiger bamboo woven collectively to create the winding tubular types.
“It was vital for me to precise Loewe’s custom and innovation whereas creating a piece that merges the constructing and the bamboo set up collectively,” Chikuunsai IV informed Dezeen.
“[Anderson’s] essence is his ardour for supplies and creating innovation whereas sustaining custom,” he mentioned. “Thus, I needed to create one thing that fuses artwork, style, and nature collectively with a purpose to kind a futuristic and artistic universe.”
Alongside Chikuunsai IV’s bamboo set up is a macramé construction by Catalan artist Aurèlia Muñoz. It’s suspended from the ceiling of the bottom flooring in entrance of a blue tile-clad wall, which was created by Ceràmica Cumella.
Ceràmica Cumella additionally erected ceramic-clad columns throughout the shop in various shades of white and blue to reference the Mediterranean Sea.
Iconic furnishings items are dotted all through Casa Loewe on high of its concrete flooring, together with Gerrit Thomas Reitveld’s Utrecht chairs and an oak arts and crafts armchair by William Birch.
Different latest tasks by Loewe embrace the costume design for an immersive set up at London’s Tate Britain in 2018, developed in collaboration with Anthea Hamilton.
Celine inventive director Hedi Slimane not too long ago employed an analogous inside scheme throughout his London flagship retailer for the French style home – balancing historic Edwardian options with up to date artwork and furnishings.
The images is by Adrià Cañameras until said in any other case.