Kazuhito Takadoi receives a Special Mention in Loewe Crafts Prize


Kazuhito Takadoi receives a Special Mention in Loewe Crafts Prize


We are delighted that Kazuhito Takadoi was awarded a Special Mention in this year's Loewe Craft Prize for his work in hawthorn twigs Kado (Angle).
Genta Ishizuka was awarded the Loewe Craft Prize, whilst Harry Morgan also received a Special Mention.

The Award Ceremony and exhibition took place at the beautiful Isamu Noguchi’s indoor stone garden Heaven, inside the Sogetsu Kaikan building in Tokyo, a fabulous setting for all the works and a particularly perfect space for Kazuhito's piece.

From ceramics, furniture and glassware, to basketry, jewellery and blacksmithing, the show demonstrates the artists’ quests to reconcile the ancient with the avant-garde. Twenty nine finalists were selected from 2,500 submissions.

The Jury was comprised by a panel of experts which included:

Anatxu Zabalbeascoa (Chairwoman), Architecture & design correspondent, El País.
Benedetta Tagliabue, Architect and Pritzker Prize jury member.
Deyan Sudjic, Essayist and Director of Design Museum, London.
Enrique Loewe, LOEWE FOUNDATION Honorary President.
Hong Nam-Kim, President of the National Trust of Korea.
Jennifer Lee, Winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize second edition.
Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director.
Naoto Fukasawa, Designer and Director of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum.
Patricia Urquiola, architect and industrial designer.
Wang Shu, Architect and Pritzker Prize jury member.
Wolfgang Lösche, Head of Exhibition and Fairs at the Chamber of Skilled Trades, Munich.

The exhibition is on until 22 July 2019.