30 finalists of the Loewe Craft Prize revealed

30 finalists of the Loewe Craft Prize revealed

‘The level is crazy this year,’ remarks Jonathan Anderson in a recent chat with Wallpaper*. He was referring to the outstanding quality in this year’s applicants of the second iteration of the Loewe Craft Prize that the British creative director inaugurated last year to ‘help modernist craft and make it more accessible’. This year, 30 finalists have been chosen from across the globe who show innovative expertise in working with materials from textile and paper to ceramics and metal. These will go on show at London’s Design Museum from 3 May, when a jury that includes Anderson, Patricia Urquiola and last year’s winner Ernst Gamperl will select the winner...

Loewe craft prize raining stones ceramics

Anderson notes that there is a recurring ‘idea of the vessel’ in this year’s work, in both ceramic and woodwork. Pictured: ‘Raining Stones’, ceramics.

Aneta Regel
United Kingdom
loewe craft prize jonathan anderson barkskin ceramics

‘Barkskin’, ceramics

Irina Razumovskaya
Russian Federation
loewe craft prize textiles

‘Many candidates from Korea and Spain are showing how you explore textile in a modernist way.’ adds Anderson. Pictured: ‘Matrix III Time, Space, Human’, textiles

Yeonsoon Chang
Republic of Korea
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