Krzysztof Lukasik + Loewe | Rawhide | Boisbuchet 2018
This workshop reflects Loewe’s experimental spirit and unique approach to the traditional codes of craftsmanship. It is based on the idea of experimentation around different qualities of leather and new approaches to traditional craft techniques. Our goal was to develop creative proposals of objects taking advantage of the aesthetical as well as functional characteristics of soft versus hard varieties of leather, different ways of tanning, different constructions and various sewing techniques.
Krzysztof J. Lukasik, originally from Warsaw, Poland is Senior Jewellery, Gifts, Accessories, SLG and Product Designer at Loewe/LVMH based in France and Spain. He joined the company almost 5 years ago with the new creative director, Jonathan W. Anderson and is in charge of Loewe accessories, collaborations, special projects and Loewe home collection shown every year at Salone del Mobile in Milano.He graduated from ÉCAL/École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland with MAS-Luxe/Master of Advanced Studies in Luxury Industry and Design, from École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France with DNAT/Art & Techniques National Diploma in Product Design, with honours and from Lumière University Lyon 2 in Lyon, France with Diploma in Modern Literature and Linguistics. His personal inspiration often comes from his rather classical culture background and traditional craft techniques.
He is visiting teacher at HEAD – Haute École d'art et de design in Geneva, Switzerland, Accessory Design Department.
Craftsmanship, progress and unequalled expertise with leather, Loewe’s founding pillars, are reconfigured with a timely awareness evident in desirable and functional products across multiple categories. Spain is where Loewe was born and remains the brand’s home. While its current landscape contains elements from places near and far and the Spanish legacy is expressed in modern ways, the heart of Loewe still beats in Madrid, where its world-renowned leather goods continue to be manufactured. Under Jonathan Anderson, Loewe’s creative director, the brand started a new chapter, presenting itself to the world more multi-faceted and dynamic than ever.
Film by Alex Harrison, Diego Delgado
Participants: Luca Tessarin, Shen Hehsin, Studio Jeanne Gautier-Jezequel, Hicham Ghandour, Kristína Šipulová, Ching-Wei Huang, Wei - Zu Huang, Yongseok Choi, Irre Choi, Huiju Yang, Tzou Brad, Lu Wan-Ning, Chiu Yu Hsuan, Thilo Schmelz, Eike Schnatmann, Rhiannon Raw-Rees, Carlota Rodríguez
Technical Team: Carlos Guisasola Suarez , Maximiliam Weidacher, Julien Hernandez-Garcia
Tutor: Krzysztof Lukasik (PL) LOEWE
August 26th to September 1st