Every year, emerging Danish designers are chosen to display their wares at Mindcraft, an exhibit of up-and-coming Danish design coinciding with Milan's international design fair.
This year’s curator Nina Tolstrup (See her bright London guesthouse here!) focused on the role craft plays in today’s society. “Global industrial manufacturing is becoming increasingly uniform, simplified and thus also more vulnerable to plagiarism. Craft is a powerful response – as well as an important source of inspiration for renewal and development in industrial manufacturing,” she says.
Completely Dusty by benandsebastian was built to infuriate the cleaner with grooved walnut latticework and leather bindings designed to harbor dust (Shown here on top of its display case).
Benandsebastian’s Copenhagen studio shows prototypes for Completely Dusty, however, the “completed” project shown at Milan is still considered to be a work in progress.
Elements by Line Depping is a steam-bent ash coat rack constructed of identical pieces that allow the user to change the size of the piece to accommodate his or her needs. Depping’s hook for Mindcraft 2012 was put into production by HAY.
Iskos-Berlin’s Birth of Marilyn is a lampshade meant to evoke a skirt lifted by the wind. The duo behind the brand strives to develop products using rationalized production processes to generate a minimal waste of materials and other resources. The lampshades are made from two layers of mostly recycled PET felt.
Anne Fabricius Møller printed objects she found on the street onto a length of cotton satin, keeping the scale and color of each object as accurate as possible. The result, Street Print, is a reflection of objects lost and found over the years.
Here, Møller is in her studio where she works with a variety of textiles and printing techniques.
Tools by Jakob Jørgensen is a series of handcrafted woodworking tools intended to explore craft traditions and act as a counterpoint to machines.