Founded as a collective of skilled leather artisans in 1846, LOEWE has been guided across three centuries by its timeless commitment to tradition, innovation, and artisanal excellence. In 1988, the LOEWE Foundation expanded upon these values through its patronage of poetry, dance, music, architecture, photography, design and craftsmanship. This essence of the house’s heritage also informs its vision for the future.
In 2016, the LOEWE Foundation created the first international contemporary craft prize to celebrate the merits of artisanal excellence and its ongoing contribution to cultural heritage. With over 2,000 submissions representing 86 countries across 5 continents, the 2018 winner will be announced in London on May 3rd followed by an exhibition featuring all 30 finalists held inside the London Design Museum.