Milan Design Week 2008: Mindcraft
by sabine7 / April 22, 2008


One of the most beautifully curated exhibitions in Milan last week was the Mindcraft exhibition in Zona Tortona, an oasis of calm amidst the chaos and excitement in the streets. The dozen Danish designers selected for this show represent the move from handcraft to mindcraft. Traditionally the focus has been placed on materials and technique in the Danish arena of crafts, but a newer conceptual approach adds the element of design to the art and craft. It was delightful to see some of the works up close: the ring by Carolina Vallejo is huge! The Vaginal Mirror by Christin Johansson was one of the most unusual appliances we saw in Milan, yet once the moment of “Oh!”had passed, it was followed by “Of course, that makes sense!”. It was clear that materials are still a major focus, and the space used to show them allowed for a careful examination of each item.

+ danishcrafts.org



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Day 1 & Day 2 bed linen by Dorte Adergaard


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Hollowware inflatable bowl by Kim Buck


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Spider Woman stacking chair by Louise Campbell


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Textile Stone by Pernelle Fagerlund


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Bistro Light by Ditte Hammerstrøm


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Everyday Scenarios by Louise Hindsgavl


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Vaginal Mirror by Christin Johansson


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Swirls by Astrid Krogh


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Clothes Tree by Cecilie Manz


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Rubber Tub by Ole Jensen


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Stilt #2 by Anders Ruhwald


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Mega Happiness by Carolina Vallejo


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