Ernst Gamperl selected for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2017 / by ben mcleavy

Ernst Gamperl, 18/170 C17, 2017, Oak, 56 x 28 dia cm and 17/150 C17, 2017 Oak, 33 x 20 dia cm Photo: Bernhard Spöttel

Ernst Gamperl, 18/170 C17, 2017, Oak, 56 x 28 dia cm and 17/150 C17, 2017 Oak, 33 x 20 dia cm Photo: Bernhard Spöttel

We are pleased to announce that Ernst Gamperl is one of the 26 finalists selected for the 2017 edition of the prestigious LOEWE Craft Prize - the winner will be announced on 10 April 2017 in Madrid. 

For more information, please visit http://loewecraftprize.com/

The finalists
Adi Toch, United Kingdom
Anne Low, Canada
Artesanías Panikua, Mexico
Bae Sejin, Republic of Korea Brendan Lee Satish Tang, Canada Celia Pym, United Kingdom Chiachio & Giannone, Argentina David Huycke, Belgium
Ernst Gamperl, Germany
Fátima Tocornal, Spain
Guillermo Álvarez-Charvel, Mexico Heidi Friesen, Canada
Helena Schepens, Belgium
Igawa Takeshi, Japan
Kim Buck, Denmark
Kristina Rothe, Germany
Lino Tagliapietra, Italy
Patrícia Domingues, Portugal Robert Baines, Australia
Sangwoo Kim, Republic of Korea Sara Flynn, United Kingdom
Shuji Nakagawa, Japan
Sona, Bangladesh
Sylvie Vandenhoucke, Belgium Yoshiaki Kojiro, Japan
Zhilong Zheng, China 

Jury
Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director
Gijs Bakker, jewellery artist and co-founder of Droog Design
Rolf Fehlbaum, former CEO and soul of Vitra
Naoto Fukasawa, designer and Director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum Enrique Loewe, LOEWE FOUNDATION Honorary President
Deyan Sudjic, essayist and Director of the Design Museum, London Benedetta Tagliabue, architect and Pritzker Prize jury member
Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief W Magazine
Patricia Urquiola, architect and industrial designer
Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Chairwoman), architecture and design correspondent for El País

Experts Panel
John Allen, master weaver and textile designer Claudi Casanovas, ceramist
Sara Die Trill, LOEWE accessories designer Ramón Puig, jewellery artist
Markku Salo, glass artist
Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, architecture and design correspondent for El País