Partnering with global creative magazine Wallpaper, VICE and Ketel One are on a quest to find contemporary craftsmen who bring traditional skills into the modern day. They are looking for modern craftsmen who want to take their work, their careers, and themselves further – people keen to establish a legacy of their own. Up for grabs is the chance to feature in a high-profile Modern Craft Exhibition and be included in a unique Modern Craft Directory – plus coverage in Wallpaper* and the extraordinary levels of international exposure that go with it. They will also be helping selected craftsmen to take their work to the next level and to an even wider audience by giving them the chance to win a share of the Ketel One Legacy prize fund (UK: GBP 30.000/Germany: 30.000€).
There is a local and a global panel for the UK who will evaluate the works of candidates. The local panel will define a shortlist for the global panel and will host the multimedia exhibition in 2013. The local panel includes a representative from Wallpaper, VICE magazine (Milene Larsson/European Managing Editor) and an independent industry expert (Duffy Jewellery). The global panel of experts includes Bob Nolet, 11th generation distiller of Ketel One Vodka, Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* editor in chief, and a represantive from the Diageo Global Design Team. The multimedia exhibition will showcase the work of the candidates at the beginning of February 2013 in London.