The 2017 edition of the Danish Arts Foundation’s MINDCRAFT exhibition will be curated and staged by the acclaimed Danish designer Henrik Vibskov.
MINDCRAFT is the Danish Arts Foundation’s yearly flagship exhibition in Milan, showcasing Danish design and craft to the international design industry during the Milan Design Week in April. The Danish Arts Foundation has appointed Henrik Vibskov as curator for the MINDCRAFT exhibition in 2017.
Henrik Vibskov has won considerable international acclaim with his unique design universe and spectacularly staged fashion shows. Henrik Vibskov has also been among the selected exhibitors in earlier MINDCRAFT exhibitions.
Commenting on the upcoming MINDCRAFT exhibition, Henrik Vibskov says:
‘My intention is to create a setting for the participants that lets them play and challenge themselves. With an active and performative set-up the exhibition aims to enhance the dialogue and interaction between the designers and the visitors. The exhibition will be showcasing both the physical presence of the works and the story about the creative process and vision that shaped them. MINDCRAFT17 will be a full experience where social events and activities are incorporated into the show.’
MINDCRAFT is an internationally recognized and award-winning exhibition concept with varying participants and curators that presents the best of Danish craft and design on the world’s leading design stage during the annual design week in Milan.
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.
Many previous MINDCRAFT participants have been spotted and had their MINDCRAFT exhibits put into production by leading manufacturers, including Italian Nemo Cassina and Danish manufacturers such as Fredericia Furniture, Muuto, Menu, Skagerak and Gubi. Others have sold works to private collectors or established new partnerships with galleries in New York, London and Paris.
MINDCRAFT15 received a Milano Design Award and a German Design Award.
Photo credit: Christian Larsen