MINDCRAFT is an internationally recognized and award-winning exhibition concept with varying participants and external curators that presents the best of Danish craft and design. The event is aimed at profiling and branding Danish craft and design to national and international opinion leaders and to help the participating craftspeople and designers establish new market and press contacts.
The combination of the words MIND and CRAFT highlight the goal of the exhibition series, which is to showcase the capacity and potential of a field that spans from experimental, innovative and conceptual design to the highest artistic and technical proficiency from crafts.
Several participants in previous MINDCRAFT exhibitions have been spotted by leading manufacturers, including Italian Nemo Cassina and Danish manufacturers such as Fredericia Furniture, Muuto, Trip Trap and Gubi. Others have sold works to private collectors or established new partnerships with high-profile galleries in New York, London and Paris.
MINDCRAFT08 received an award for ‘Best Contribution to 100% Design’ at 100% Design in London, 2008. MINDCRAFT15 received a Milano Design Award and a German Design Award for the exhibition in Milan, 2015.
From 2008-2013, the MINDCRAFT exhibitions were conceptualized and organized by Danish Crafts. From 2014-2018 the exhibitions were organized by The Danish Arts Foundation.
In 2019 MINDCRAFT was handed over to Copenhagen Design Agency by The Danish Arts Foundation. Next MINDCRAFT project will be in Milan, April 2020.
Design & programming
Rasmus Koch Studio