LOEWE, ARKO

Chestnut Roaster

2021

Price:

29,900 USD

Ships from: New York, United States

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ARKO (Japanese) is based in Tokyo. ARKO is a self-described straw artist who has been applying her creative approach to traditional craft since 2002. Represented by the Somewhere Tokyo design gallery, her use of natural materials and age-old techniques reinsert fading customs back into modern life.

  • Ceramic and rice grass chestnut roaster in cream.
  • An agglomeration of rice straw, her artwork harks back to a more traditional era once woven into everyday Japanese life, from footwear to clothes and blankets. The material is now mainly used in the holy ornaments for the Shimenawa New Year ceremony.
  • Using unique stitching patterns to create beautiful undulating forms which emanate a natural scent, ARKO seeks to reforge the fading bond between countryside and contemporary living. The rice straw provides an organic reminder of ethnic identity and natural providence.
  • Learn more about the LOEWE Weaves collection here
  • Watch an interview with LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson here
  • This piece is final sale and not eligible for return.


Founded in Spain in 1846, LOEWE is one of the world’s major luxury houses. Since 2013, under creative director Jonathan Anderson, the brand has started a new chapter as a house focused on craft and culture, evidenced through an intellectual yet playful approach to fashion, the bold and vibrant Spanish lifestyle and unmatched expertise in leather.  


LOEWE has a rich legacy of craftsmanship dating back to its beginnings as a collective workshop, and has long valued artisanal techniques in its approach to design and manufacture. These core values are reflected in the brand’s belief in the importance of craft in today’s culture and its commitment to supporting contemporary art, craft and culture around the world.


LOEWE Weaves explores the act of weaving as both a decorative craft and way to build structure. Presenting a series of Galician chestnut roasters created by master potter Antonio Pereira, the handmade hole-punched clay pots feature experimental weaving techniques by artists: Arko Asako from Japan, Min Chen from China and Laia Arqueros from Spain.

Dimensions
Height: 19.69 inches / 50 cm
Width: 23.23 inches / 59 cm
Depth: 23.23 inches / 59 cm
Condition Report

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Art Period
Contemporary
Movement/Style
Conceptual Art
SKU

BWT6Y

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