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With the Modern Craft Project, Ketel One has embarked on a quest to seek out contemporary craftsmen who bring traditional skills into the modern day, and reward one outstanding modern craftsman with the Ketel One legacy of $100,000.
And we're one step closer to finding the winner. Over 100 modern craftsmen entered, in a fantastic showcase of fine skills from budding craftsmen across the nation. Our expert judging panel - Nick Palumbo of Gelato Messina, Lucy Folk of Lucy Folk Jewellery and Christian Condo of the Modern Motorcycle Company - were overwhelmed with the outstanding entries, ranging from glass blowers to carpenters, sculpture artists to perfumers and every craft in between. Thank you to all those who put forward their considerable talents.
The final 10 shortlisted entrants have now been chosen. These craftsmen exemplify Ketel One's passion for old school methods, combined with contemporary design and entrepreneurial spirit.
Congratulations to all those who have made the shortlist. Read on for more information about their craft, and keep checking themoderncraftproject.com to find out how you can vote for your favourite in February.
Christian Condo of The Modern Motorcycle Company is one of our three expert panellists for the Ketel One Modern Craft Project. Christian has created a one of a kind piece of furniture especially for and inspired by Ketel One to be housed at The Black Pearl in Fitzroy, one of Melbourne's best bars. Here is what he had to say about the creative process.
Three of Sydney’s finest bars were featured in our recent special Ketel One Modern Craft Project Bar Tour. A celebration of the Modern Craft Project, guests were able to meet with our specially selected expert judging panel and 11th generation distiller Bob Nolet to learn more whilst enjoying drinks that gave the bartenders the chance to demonstrate their very own modern craft. Read on to see what unique Ketel One serves Grasshopper, Gardel’s Bar and Longrain treated our guests to.
Ketel One has joined forces with three experts who live and breathe modern craft: Nick Palumbo of Gelato Messina, Lucy Folk of Lucy Folk Jewellery and Christian Condo of the Modern Motor Cycle Company.
Hand picked to sit alongside 11th generation distiller of the Nolet family, Bob Nolet, they will ultimately decide who walks away with the Ketel One Legacy.