Danish Crafts presented MINDCRAFT12, an exhibition of furniture, ceramics, glass, textile and jewellery designed by some of Denmark’s top craftsman and designers, in Ventura Lambrate during Fuori Salone, or Milan Design Week in April. This year’s exhibition was curated and designed by award-winning designer Cecilie Manz.
The MINDCRAFT12 exhibition 16 featured one-off works to prototypes ready for production. Key themes included quality, function, form and use of a variety of materials. Designers included: benandsebastian, Thomas Bentzen, Louise Campbell, Line Depping, Anne Fabricius Møller, GamFratesi, Peter Johansen, Kaori Juzu, Jakob Jørgensen, Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, Eske Rex, Louise Sass, Bente Skjøttgaard, Anne Tophøj, Tora Urup and Henrik Vibskov. Danish Crafts is an institution under the Danish Ministry of Culture that aims to highlight, promote and increase turnover for Danish crafts in Denmark and abroad.
Following are a few pieces from the exhibition.
The Dandies by benandsebastian – A spatial installation that reflects, distorts and reshapes its context.
Papercuts by Louise Campbell – A series of lamps made in paper. When the material is delicate, so is the light.
In Your Big Sunny Window by Anne Fabricius Møller – A 30-metre length of textile rolled up in an acrylic case. The fabric will show signs of fading as the years pass.
Fictile 12.1 by Anne Tophøj – A sensuous breakfast set with different colours, qualities and treatments.
Suitnest Dinner by Henrik Vibskov – The ultimate picnic basket with a built-in shirt and jacket and room for food and utensils.