The Mindcraft Project 2022 presents the work of ten selected Danish designers and makers. Experimental, forward-thinking and conceptual design approaches interweave with craftsmanship and material intelligence. Experience the objects and discover the stories and the people behind.
Anne Brandhøj — Bend to Caress Me
Combining two simple shapes, the seating element is constructed from laminated ash veneer pressed into a rounded form, while the seating back utilises a single plank of local Danish cherry wood in its raw state.
Carl Emil Jacobsen — Poly Powder (Lip Tub)
Utilising local pigments from stones, bricks and building materials, the two shapes that form the piece have been created in order to display the nuances of these natural pigments as their flowing shapes dip in and out of natural light.
Frederik Gustav — Paperwork
Paperwork by Danish studio Frederik Gustav explores tectonics, illumination and screening within a system that blurs the boundaries between architecture, light and object.
Iben Høj — Sh(r)ine
Combining hand and machine made processes, the series presents a mix of natural and synthetic materials - knitted and woven together without extraneous additions or subtractions.
Kristine Mandsberg — Blob no. 1 - 9
The Blob series forms part of Kristine Mandsberg's larger exploration into the impact that shape, surface treatment, material and colour has in promoting physical contact between humans, spatial environments and objects.
Lene Bødker — Morphosis I and II
The two glass sculptures draw parallels between humans and nature through the reference of the human torso. Created through cire perdue – lost wax technique, the soft opacity of the glass forms reveal their central void within.
Pettersen & Hein — Superbloom 02
Referencing the rare desert botanical phenomenon, a superbloom occurs when an unusually high proportion of dormant desert wildflower seeds germinate and blossom at once.
Rasmus B. Fex — Maestro
The chair draws inspiration from musical experiences, where pause is as important as tone. As with all of Rasmus Fex's projects, Maestro began as a series of tests and experiments into form.
Sara Martinsen — Red Oak Circuit
Red Oak Circuit is part of a continuing exploration into the traits of various natural materials through a combination of theoretical knowledge building and a hands-on approach to form.
The Mindcraft Project is a platform for explorative and experimental design from Denmark. For more than a decade, The Mindcraft Project presented Danish craft and design in annual exhibitions at Milan Design Week. Today, The Mindcraft Project is a digital platform that presents exclusive designer profiles, videos, online exhibitions, and interviews with Danish designers and makers to a global audience.
The combination of the words ‘Mind’ and ‘Craft’ highlights the essence of the project. It is a field that merges experimental, innovative, and conceptual design approaches with material knowledge and craftsmanship. The Danish designers and makers in this particular field address future challenges and opportunities, and inspire to new ways of thinking, making, and living.
CONCEPT & EXHIBITION BY:
Copenhagen Design Agency
Anders Kongskov & Kristian Kastoft
DESIGNER PROFILES WRITTEN BY:
Anders Sune Berg
PHOTOGRAPHY ART DIRECTION BY:
CURATOR ADVISORY BOARD 2022:
Founder and Creative Director of Studio David Thulstrup
Julius Værnes Iversen
Creative Director and Founder of TABLEAU
Head of Design at Fritz Hansen