July 13, 2017
LOEWE Craft Prize 2018
Inscription for the second edition of the competition have begun
Some months ago we talked about the first edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize, created by LOEWE Foundation to celebrate modern craftwork. German designer Ernst Gamperl won the 2017 edition with his work "Tree of Life 2". Now, the second edition of the contest has started, and its registration period started last June 19th, closing next October 17th.
All participants must be professional artisans 18 years or older, presenting original pieces, handmade or partly handmade, within an area of the applied arts, such as ceramics, wood, jewellery, leather, glass, paper, etc. As they claim on their website, the competition hopes to demonstrate the importance of craftsmanship in culture "by identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand (...)". The jury is formed by renowned figures of design, architecture, journalism, critique and museum, such as Jonathan Anderson (Creative Director of LOEWE), Rosy Greenlees (President of World Crafts Council) or last year’s winner, Earnst Gamperl.
More information at http://craftprize.loewe.com/en/home