LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize
The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans whose work reinterprets existing knowledge and makes it relevant for today, whilst simultaneously reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand. The Craft Prize is a showcase of the evolving contribution of craft to the culture of our times.
The winning work is selected by a Jury composed of leading experts and distinguished figures from the worlds of design, art, architecture, journalism and curatorship.
The winner collects a prize of €50,000. There are also two special mentions who receive €5,000 each.
The winner and special mentions will feature alongside the shortlisted finalists in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Spring 2020.
- The Prize received over 2500 submissions from over 100 countries. They were whittled down to 29 finalists.
- The exhibition this year was hosted at Isamu Noguchi’s indoor stone garden ‘Heaven’ inside the Sogetsu Kaikan building in Tokyo.
- The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize is open to artists of all ages (over 18) and nationalities, regardless of experience or reputation. The Prize is judged on the strength of the work and values those who are pushing the boundaries of craft.