MINDCRAFT15 receives a German Design Award 2016 – Special Mention in the category Fair and Exhibition. The exhibition was curated and designed by GamFratesi.

Jury statement:

“Sophisticated and visually concise staging of design and craftsmanship has succeeded in MINDCRAFT15. Outstanding Danish design and craftsmanship performance was presented at the Milan Design Week with the international, highly visible exhibition concept MINDCRAFT.”

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.

MINDCRAFT15 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.

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.