LOEWE announced the opening of the first CASA LOEWE in the Harbour City Ocean Centre mall, Hong Kong. The 395 square meter shop features men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods, soft accessories, eyewear, jewellery, and home fragrance.
CASA LOEWE is a place of luxury, intimacy, and culture, evoking the house of a collector. The presentation of works from the LOEWE Collection — a growing anthology of art, craft, and design based on ideals of excellence, creativity, and craftsmanship.
The Harbour City shop, inspired by the CASA LOEWE design concept, incorporates recognizable interior aspects while maintaining its own bold personality, providing Hong Kong with an entire experience of the LOEWE brand. A wooden staircase, which helps to define the space and create more fluid circulation between the two sales levels, is a highlight of the project.
Handmade wool carpets from Spain featuring motifs by British graphic artist John Allen, seats by George Nakashima, a bench by Domingos Totora, coffee tables by Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoordt and Cassina Furniture’s Utrecht chairs decorate the space. Ingo Maurier’s Uchiwa lamp and Jos Devriendt’s day and night glaze light are both included in the room.
Art has always been central to the LOEWE interior retail concept and CASA LOEWE in Hong Kong displays a selection of works by international artists. These include a large painting, Group Hug (2021) by Nigerian artist Nengi Omuku who paints onto panels of a traditional Nigerian fabric known as Sanyan. Date Night Bobby Zoom (2020) by Alvaro Barrington shares the space with Piece 4 a sculpture by Maria Kristofersson. The store also includes two works, 60/2019/160 (2019) and 74/2015//150MP19 (2015) by Ernst Gamperl, the German master craftsman who has revolutionised the practice of wood turning by developing new modes of working that push it to its technical limits.