OB­JECT OF DE­SIRE – LOEWE MOUSEMAN BOWL

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A unique hand­carved wooden bowl that show­cases the best of English crafts­man­ship, from the lux­ury fash­ion house.

BIO

Loewe cre­ative di­rec­tor Jonathan An­der­son’s pen­chant for pro­mot­ing cult artists is wit­nessed again in this quirky bowl in­spired by the late Robert “Mouseman” Thompson, whose moniker re­flects his fur­ni­ture brand’s sig­na­ture mouse carv­ings. It is part of Loewe’s 2017 Salone del Mo­bile col­lec­tion, which pays homage to craft tech­niques and art forms. This mod­est yet ex­pertly carved dis­play piece is bound to be a crowd favourite!

TRIVIA

On this col­lec­tion, Jonathan said: “It’s a col­lage of dif­fer­ent bits of in­for­ma­tion: Canework, English car­pen­try, knit­ted mu­rals. I like the idea that fash­ion can ex­plode into the house­hold, bring­ing dif­fer­ent ar­ti­sans to­gether to de­sign new phys­i­cal forms and ap­ply craft in a home.” Ceram­i­cist To­moo Ha­mada and leather ar­ti­san Jose Luis Bazan are just some of the in­ter­est­ing artists who have worked with Jonathan.

THE LOEWE: THIS IS HOME COL­LEC­TION WILL BE AVAIL­ABLE FOR SALE AND SPE­CIAL OR­DER AT LOEWE PARAGON, SIN­GA­PORE.

It takes about 45 min­utes to carve a mouse – and you’ll find at least one on every piece of Robert Thompson fur­ni­ture! Made of solid, nat­u­rally sea­soned English oak, the bowls are hand­carved by crafts­men in Robert Thompson’s work­shop in York­shire, the UK.

Each ar­ti­san at Robert Thompson’s Crafts­men – in­clud­ing the great-great grand­son of Robert Thompson, Si­mon Cartwright (pic­tured) – has a dis­tinc­tive style of carv­ing mice, but only a trained eye can tell who carved it.

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