Through Loewe en Casa, a series of Instagram videos of studio tours, we get to know the work of the thirty finalists of this year's edition, who were actually selected in January 2020. Among them we want to highlight two artists, David Corvalán from Chile with Desértico II, a copper wire and resin work with ancestral and political messaging, bringing attention to the commercial greed that motivates industrial mining; and Takayuki Sakiyama from Japan with Chōtō: Listening to the Waves, a sculpture that is an ode to the power of the sea and its mystique, force and flow.
The winner is Fanglu Lin from China with She, with a work made from cloth, influenced by a thousand-year old sewing method developed by Bai women from the Yunnan province. She was chosen by a panel of experts composed of leading figures from the worlds of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship, from over 2,500 submissions from more than one hundred countries, making this the most international edition. Her work will be on view at The Room, following Loewe and Jonathan Anderson's initiative, as he himself has stated: “Craft is the essence of Loewe. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant.”