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POSTPONED / LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020

Award  /  25 Jun 2020
 
Published: 04.05.2020
Genta Ishizuka. Object: Surface Tactility #11, 2018. Urushi, styrene foam balls, 2-way tricot, linen cloth.. Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019. 
. Using the simple motif of a bag of oranges as his point of departure, Ishizuka elevates this humble form through his expert use of lacquer. The allure of the gloss of his material creates an immediately sensual attraction that is contemporary in its appeal, belying the fact that the urushi lacquer technique originates from Japan between the 7th and 8th centuries.. Genta Ishizuka
Object: Surface Tactility #11, 2018
Urushi, styrene foam balls, 2-way tricot, linen cloth.
Awarded at: LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

Using the simple motif of a bag of oranges as his point of departure, Ishizuka elevates this humble form through his expert use of lacquer. The allure of the gloss of his material creates an immediately sensual attraction that is contemporary in its appeal, belying the fact that the urushi lacquer technique originates from Japan between the 7th and 8th centuries.
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Intro
In light of the far-reaching effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the LOEWE FOUNDATION and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs have taken the decision to postpone the fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize and the Award Giving until Spring 2021.

In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. Aiming to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise artisans whose talent, vision and will to in¡novate will set a standard for the future, LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846.