The LOEWE Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence and contemporary high-end artistic craftsmanship promoted by Fondazione LOEWE, has reached its third edition. Fondazione LOEWE was established in 1988, with the purpose of promoting creativity, education and protection of art and artistic craftsmanship. The prize also aims at calling peoples' attention to artistic craftsmanship and detecting the talent of those artisans whose vision may foster future innovation. “Artisanship lies at the core of LOEWE. And here is our modernity” says Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, who was inspired to create the contest by the origins of the company, a craft cooperative born in 1846.
The event aims at supporting skilled craftsmen across the globe, whatever their age (provided they are over 18), able to create objects with a deep aesthetic meaning.
The contest concerns the same fields as are included in applied arts: from ceramics to bookbinding to metal, from leather to paper, up to wood and jewellery.
All the objects should have been hand-created within the latest five years and should not have received any other prize.
The prize amounts to 50,000 euros and the finalist works will be showcased during the “LOEWE Craft Prize 2019” exhibition to be held in Japan in 2019.