LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 edition – Submissions period now open
In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. Aiming to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future, LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846. ‘Craft is the essence of LOEWE. 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 has stated.
British ceramist Jennifer Lee was selected as the winner of the 2018 edition among 30 finalists from close to 2,000 submissions representing over 80 countries on five continents.
Key Dates · LOEWE Craft Prize 2019
20 June 2018: Entry site opens to submit works
31 Oct. 2018: Submissions close
31 Jan. 2019: Shortlist of finalists announced
Spring 2019: Winner announced
Spring 2019: Exhibition of finalist works in Japan
Meet the Jury of the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019
From the shortlist, a jury composed of 11 leading figures from the world of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship, including Jennifer Lee, winner of the 2018 LOEWE Craft Prize, will select the winner of the 2019 LOEWE Craft Prize. The prize awarded to the winner is 50,000 Euros in cash and the announcement will be made in the spring of 2019.
Alex Brogden, 2016