The Danish Arts Foundation’s design exhibition MINDCRAFT15 has received a Milano Design Award ‘Special Mention’. The award is handed out every year in connection with Milan Design Week.

MINDCRAFT15 was awarded a ‘Special Mention’ for its combination of outstanding works and spectacular exhibition architecture.The jury’s motivation for the Special Mention highlighted ‘the extraordinary visual impact generated from an essential but courageous project that creates a dialogue in harmony with the unique and suggestive context. The project also effectively underlines the delicate relationship between craft and industry.

Exquisite works by leading Danish designers and craftspeople
Every year, MINDCRAFT presents a new selection of the finest Danish craft and design during the Milan design week.

This year’s exhibition was curated by the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi. The exhibition featured fourteen new works 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 presented on 14-19 April 2015 in Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano.

Mirror floor in an evocative setting
This year, MINDCRAFT was presented in the unique historical setting of Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano. The central feature of the exhibition architecture was a 500-square-metre mirror floor that reflected both the contemporary Danish design and the historical setting of the old cloister. The exhibition generated significant interest during the design week and was very well received by the people of Milan, who appreciated the mix of tradition and renewal achieved by the exhibition. The exhibition architecture was designed by GamFratesi.