Lluc Mir (Palma de Mallorca 1977) is a stone craftsman on the island of Mallorca who continues with the tradition of dry stone construction, which is so characteristic of the Balearic Islands.
Having studied at the Escola de Margers del Consell de Mallorca between 1998 and 2000, where he learnt the basic techniques of the trade as a “marger” or dry stonemason at the hand of two masters, he continued his education in the ArtífexBalear trade school where he studied stereotomy and stone carving.
He has taken part in various TV programmes. In 2011, he took part in the documentary “L’Obra d’un Gegant” directed by his brother Antoni Mir, which included appearances from Michael Douglas and Andrew Lloyd Webber, among others. The film is a tribute to the Tramuntana Range, to its unique dry stone landscape, and helped to support its nomination as a Unesco Heritage of Humanity, which was eventually granted.
As a member of the Stone Foundation, he has taken part as an instructor in different workshops conducted in Mallorca and California teaching other professionals worldwide specific techniques for dry stone construction as it is done in Mallorca.
Awarded the Premio Richard Driehaus de las Artes de la Construcción 2019, a great recognition to his work on dry stone trade preservation and dissemination.