30 finalists have been selected for the 2018 edition of the Loewe Craft Prize and each artist’s work will be displayed as part of a special exhibition at the Design Museum in London from 4 May–17 June.
The annual prize was launched by the Loewe Foundation in 2016 to showcase and celebrate excellence, artistic merit and newness in modern craftsmanship. The award, which was conceived by creative director Jonathan Anderson, aims to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise working artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future.
‘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 says.
The winner, who will be awarded €50,000 in cash, will be announced on 3 May 2018 at the opening event of the Loewe Craft Prize 2018 special exhibition at the Design Museum.
Here, we have selected our top 10 artists and their submitted works so take a look at the gallery above.