LOEWE ANNOUNCES
WINNER OF SECOND
EDITION OF THE
LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE

#LOEWE is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 #LOEWEcraftprize Pale, Shadowed Speckled Traces, Fading Elipse, Bronze Specks, Tilted Shelf (2017) by Jennifer Lee was chosen as the winning entry from 30 finalists by a distinguished jury composed of leading figures from the worlds of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship. @jonathan.anderson , LOEWE creative director, commented: ‘Jennifer Lee for me is a landmark in form’. The jury commended the work for its classicism, the means by which it rooted the entire exhibition, and its timelessness. The winning piece is featured in an exhibition at the @designmuseum , London, opening tomorrow

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LOEWE is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 LOEWE Craft Prize. Pale, Shadowed Speckled Traces, Fading Elipse, Bronze Specks, Tilted Shelf (2017) by Jennifer Lee was chosen as the winning entry from 30 nalists by a distinguished jury composed of leading gures from the worlds of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship, including Ernst Gamperl, winner of the 2017 edition of the Prize. Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE creative director, commented: ‘Jennifer Lee for me is a landmark in form’. The jury commended the work for its classicism, the means by which it rooted the entire exhibition, and its timelessness.

The @loewefoundation presents an exhibition at the @DesignMuseum, London, of the best of the world’s contemporary craft, comprising 30 works shortlisted for the 2018 edition of the #LOEWE Craft Prize. Winner announced 3 May. Exhibition open 4 May – 17 June 2018. See more on loewe.com #LOEWEcraftprize #LOEWEfoundation

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The Jury also agreed upon giving two special mentions. One has been given to French textile artist, Simone Pheulpin, for her work Croissance XL (XL Growth) (2017). The jury commented: ‘She is rede ning what we think of as textiles. She has elevated humble recycled materials into something truly remarkable.’ Another was given to Japanese potter Takuro Kuwata for his work Tea Bowl (2017). The jury admired the energy and self-expression of his work, saying: ‘He transgresses the typical tradition of ceramics while pointing a new way forward.’ The creator of the winning work, which was announced in a special ceremony today in London by Dame Helen Mirren, received a silver trophy and a cash prize of 50,000 Euros. The winning piece is featured in an exhibition at the Design Museum, London, opening tomorrow. On display from 4 May – 17 June 2018 as part of the London Craft Week programme, the LOEWE Craft Prize exhibition features all 30 nalists’ entries. Spanning ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, glass, metalwork, furniture, papercraft and lacquer, the works function as a multigenerational snapshot of the utmost excellence in craft today.

One of two Special Mention awards was given to French textile artist, Simone Pheulpin, for her work Croissance XL (XL Growth) (2017). The jury commented: ‘She is redefining what we think of as textiles. She has elevated humble recycled materials into something truly remarkable.’ All 30 finalists are featured in an exhibition at the @designmuseum , London, opening tomorrow.

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One of two Special Mention awards was given to Japanese potter Takuro Kuwata for his work Tea Bowl (2017). The jury admired the energy and self-expression of his work, saying: ‘He transgresses the typical tradition of ceramics while pointing a new way forward.’ All 30 finalists are featured in an exhibition at the @designmuseum , London, opening tomorrow.

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