MINDCRAFT17 introduces the international design audience in Milan to 15 new works by some of Denmark’s leading craft makers and designers. This year the exhibition, curated and staged by the renowned Danish designer Henrik Vibskov, returns to the historic cloister San Simpliciano in the heart of Milan.
Every year, more than 300,000 design aficionados visit the Milan Design Week, the world’s biggest design event. Again this year, the Danish Arts Foundation presents brand-new works by a select group of Danish craft makers and designers to the design-interested audience. Henrik Vibskov has won considerable international acclaim with his unique design universe and spectacularly staged fashion shows. Henrik has also been among the selected exhibitors in earlier MINDCRAFT exhibitions.
True to tradition, MINDCRAFT showcases a selection of the most talented names in Danish craft and design, including both new and established names. This year’s exhibition features 18 craft makers and designers who represent a wide range of practice areas, from ceramics and glass to furniture and fashion. Moreover, the event is aimed at promoting the opportunities of the participating designers and at profiling Danish craft and design to national and international opinion leaders, press, manufacturers and other professionals in the field.
This year’s participants are:
Tobias Møhl, Yuki Ferdinandsen, Eske Rex and Maria Mengel, Birk Marcus Hansen, Emil Krøyer and Mads Sætter-Lassen, Anne Dorthe Vester and Maria Bruun, Kasper Kjeldgaard, LærkeValum, Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen, Isabel Berglund, Hanne G, Anders Ruhwald, Christina Schou Christensen, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen, and Carl Emil Jacobsen.
With MINDCRAFT17, the exhibition returns to the historic cloister San Simpliciano, the venue of the 2015 exhibition. In 2015, the spectacular scenography drew international attention and received both a ‘Milano Design Award’ and a ‘German Design Award’. In 2008, the exhibition was recognized with a ‘Best of 100% Design Award’.
Dates and location
4-9 April 2017
Piazza Paolo VI 6
MINDCRAFT is initiated by the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Crafts and Design, Project Funding. The exhibition is organized by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces.