Loewe Craft Prize 2017 Announces Its First Winning Entries


Loewe announces winner of Craft Prize

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Launched by the Loewe Foundation in 2016  to celebrate excellence in modern craftsmanship, the  Loewe  Craft Prize has announced its winning entries of 2017.

Ernst Gamperl of Germany was awarded the prize for his work  ‘Tree of Life 2’,  selected from among  26 finalists. His creation was chosen by a distinguished jury of leading figures in design, architecture, journalism and museum curatorship. 

Ernst Gamperl received a silver trophy from iconic actress Charlotte Rampling, along with a cash prize of 50,000 euros.

Loewe Creative Director Jonathan Anderson said,

“The work of Ernst Gamperl has something which conveys a unique voice, and the physicality of these pieces will be important for many more years to come.” 

The jury also awarded two Special Mentions to Yoshiaki Kojiro and Artesanías Panikua

All the finalist entries in this first  Loewe Foundation Craft Prize are featured in an exhibition that was inaugurated on April 11 at the  COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid) in Madrid.

The exhibition will then travel to  New York (Chamber Gallery, May 30 – June 6, 2017), Tokyo (November 2017) and London (Collect Saatchi Gallery, February 22-26, 2018).


Image credits: © Loewe


Sarah Salmon


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