LOEWE FOUNDATION - Associate Supporter
The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, organise educational programs and protect cultural heritage in the fields of craft, design, photography and poetry. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish government in 2002.
In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846, with the aim to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and to recognize artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future. After being postponed in Spring 2020, the exhibition featuring the finalist works of the latest edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize will be on show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in Spring 2021.
“Craft is always going to be modern. It is about creating objects that have a formula of their own and speak their own language, creating a dialogue that didn’t exist before. It is about newness as much as it is about tradition.” Jonathan Anderson, LOEWE Creative Director