The Danish Arts Foundation’s design exhibition MINDCRAFT15, which was presented in Milan earlier this year, has been nominated for a German Design Award 2016 in the category Excellent Communications Design – Fair and Exhibition. The exhibition was curated and designed by GamFratesi.
After the design week in Milan, MINDCRAFT15 received a ‘Milano Design Award – Special Mention’, and the exhibition has now been nominated for another international design award. German Design Award is a prestigious award that is handed out by the German Design Council. An international expert panel nominates the design projects and products for the jury to assess. The award winners are announced in autumn 2015. MINDCRAFT15 is nominated in the category Excellent Communications Design – Fair and Exhibition.
The finest examples of Danish craft and design
Every year, MINDCRAFT showcases a new, curated selection of Danish craft and design to the international design industry during the Milan design week. This year’s exhibition featured fourteen new designs by some of Denmark’s leading designers and craftspeople: benandsebastian, Louise Campbell, Rosa Tolnov Clausen, Claydies, Edvard-Steenfatt, Halstrøm-Odgaard, Ole Jensen, Jørgensen-Depping, Akiko Kuwahata, Cecilie Manz, Eske Rex, Tora Urup, Henrik Vibskov and Jakob Wagner.
The exhibition was curated and designed by the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi.
The exhibition was very well received by the audience, which was presented in the old cloister Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano in central Milan. The exhibition architecture was based on a 500-square-metre wall-to-wall mirror floor, which tied the new Danish craft and design products together with the evocative historical setting.
About the design week in Milan
The Milan design week is widely considered the biggest and most important design event in the world with visitors from all over the world. It originally emerged as an offshoot from the Milan furniture fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile but has now grown to have a presence in large parts of the city of Milan. Every year, the design week attracts more than 300,000 visitors.
The MINDCRAFT exhibition is the property of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Crafts and Design Project Funding and is staged by the Danish Agency for Culture. MINDCRAFT is an internationally recognized and award-winning exhibition concept with varying participants and external curators that has presented the best of Danish craft and design annually since 2008. With the purpose of profiling and branding Danish craft and design, the event is aimed at national and international opinion leaders, the press, manufacturers and other professionals within the field of craft and design.
MINDCRAFT15 at Designmuseum Danmark
For the first time ever, a MINDCRAFT exhibition is now presented in Denmark. The setting is Designmuseum Danmark, where MINDCRAFT15 is the first event to mark the museum’s future emphasis on contemporary Danish design and craft. The exhibition is on show from Friday,18 September 2015 until Sunday, 31 January 2016.