LOEWE FOUNDATION announces winner of Loewe Craft Prize 2024

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Following the selection of 30 finalist artists, whose work is on display at the prestigious Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Loewe Foundation announced the winner of the seventh edition of the Loewe Craft Prize, which each year celebrates modern craftsmanship by recognizing innovative creative talents and highlighting the essential contribution of craft to the culture of our time.   

Presented by Loewe Creative Director Jonathan Anderson and actress Aubrey Plaza, the prize was awarded to Mexican artist Andrés Anza for his work entitled ‘I only know what I have seen.’   

 An imposing totemic creation, the work resonates with both the vegetal and marine worlds. Three other artisans, Miki Asai of Japan, Emmanuel Boos of France and Heechan Kim of the Republic of Korea saw their work recognized by ‘special mentions’ from the jury, composed of 13 prominent figures from the worlds of the arts, architecture, journalism and design. At the crossroads of art and craftsmanship, these works underscore Loewe’s ongoing engagement with the world of craft.  

This year’s finalists were shortlisted from over 3,900 submissions by artisans, representing 16 different countries. The works selected span a diversity of mediums including ceramics, woodwork, textiles, furniture, paper, basketry, glass, metal, jeweler, lacquer and leather. 

The 2024 edition of the Loewe Craft Prize stands out with many works created from recycled materials as varied as glass, copper, wire and silicon. Repurposed by artists from around the globe, these unique pieces push the boundaries of traditional craft.  

The 30 shortlisted works will be exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from May 15 to June 9.