Loewe collaborates with 24 artists for Salone del Mobile 2024

FOR Salone del Mobile 2024, Loewe has just unveiled an eclectic new series of lamps.

Having been specially designed by 24 artists, the lamps will be on view in the Palazzo Citterio from the 15th to the 21st of April in an exhibition titled Loewe Lamps.

Magali Reus

For many of the artists, this is their first venture into the expansive world of lamps. Featuring floor, table and suspended lamps, the collection showcases the artists’ ability to work across many mediums.

Utilising the pliability of bamboo, birch twigs, horsehair, paper, glass, leather and ceramic, the lamps look to nature as their principal source of inspiration.

Akiko Hirai

Amongst the designers is Genta Ishizuka. Since winning the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize in 2019, the artist has continued to harness his craft and distinct practice. As an urushi lacquer practitioner, Ishizuka’s lamp features a glossy finish thanks to delicate golden adornments.

Meanwhile, Dame Magdalene Odundo calls upon leather’s timeless allure for her hanging lamp. Curling leather to form sharp peaks, the lamp marks a new design chapter for the acclaimed artist.

Enrico David

Similarly, for Salone, Loewe will offer other homeware essentials such as ikebana bases, doorstops and paperweights – all presented alongside bespoke pieces designed by the collection of artists.

The bespoke pieces include Hafu Matsumoto’s reimagined Puzzle and Hammock bags, working in tandem with two new shapes – a hobo and pocket bag – which will be available in black or tan leather. Bamboo makes another appearance with the work of Chikuunsai Tanabe IV – the winner of the 2017 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize. Tanabe has drawn upon his wealth of experience to carefully weave calfskin leather and create woven baskets.

All of these items and many more will be available exclusively at Palazzo Citterio and the Loewe Montenapoleone store, alongside a selection of limited-edition Roasted Hazelnut candles.

Celebrating craft and artistry, Loewe’s Salone del Mobile presentation exemplifies the brand’s continued dedication to unique, playful design. From basketry and weaving techniques to delicate ceramics, the Salone is certain to be an unmissable experience for all design fans.

Andile Dyalvane

The full list of participating artists is as follows: Alvaro Barrington (Venezuela), Nicholas Byrne (UK), Enrico David (Italy), Andile Dyalvane (South Africa), Ernst Gamperl (Germany), Kazunori Hamana (Japan), Anthea Hamilton (UK), Akiko Hirai (Japan), Joe Hogan (Ireland), Ann Van Hoey (Belgium), Genta Ishizuka (Japan), Dahye Jeong (South Korea), Takuro Kuwata (Japan), Jennifer Lee (UK), Young Soon Lee (South Korea), Anne Low (Canada), Hafu Matsumoto (Japan), Magdalene Odundo (Kenya), Zizipho Poswa (South Africa), Magali Reus (Netherlands), Chikuunsai Tanabe IV (Japan), Andrea Walsh (UK), Ceryth Wyn Evans (UK) and Shohei Yokoyama (Japan).

by Sophie Richardson