Loewe Foundation Craft prize AW18 to show at the Design Museum

THIS June, the Design Museum, London will be the home to the finalists of the prestigious Loewe Craft Prize AW18. The special, and free, exhibition will consist of the 30 shortlisted artists work, work that is a diverse spectrum covering a variety of techniques, materials, and modes of expressions. Launched in 2016 the Loewe Craft Prize was specifically crafted to showcase and celebrate merit in modern craftsmanship. Conceived by creative director Jonathan Anderson the concept of the award is to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and to recognise working artisans whose talent paves the way for the future.

Takuro Kuwata

 Tea Bowl by Takuro Kuwata.

 

At Loewe craft is at its very essence. Jonathan Anderson stated at the award’s inception, “As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant.” Anderson noted his inspiration as Loewe’s beginnings as a craft cooperation in 1846.

Hae Cho Chung

Rhythm of the Luster by Hae Cho Chung

Marie Janssen

Shrouded Furnace 5 by Marie Janssen

Aneta Regel

Raining Stones by Aneta Regel

Sara Gackowska

Craquelure by Sara Gackowska

 

For this year a panel of 11 experts convened in Madrid for two days to judge nearly 1,900 submissions by artisans representing more than 75 countries. The final 30 selected artists range in age from 26-76 and consequentially the exhibit is a multigenerational snapshot of the utmost excellence in craft today. From this shortlist 10 leading figures from the world of design, including Ernst Gamerl, winner of the 2017 Loewe Craft Prize, will select the winner of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize.

The prize is 50,000 Euros and the announcement will be made at 12.30pm on May 3 at the Loewe Craft Prize 2018 special exhibition at the Design Museum, London. The exhibition will be open to the public so make sure you visit and admire the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize art piece.

Paul Adie

Searching For Solid Ground by Paul Adie

Sam Tho Duong

Frozen/Se[e/a]/Look by Sam Tho Duong

 

by Lily Rimmer

The winner of the Loewe Craft Prize will be announced on May 3. The work of the 30 shortlisted artists will be exhibited at The Design Museum, London from May 4 until June 17 2018.

For more information visit here.

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London, WE 6AG.