Milan 2012 Preview: Mindcraft12

Here’s a little sneak peak to what we can expect from the danish craft association Danish Craft’s annual exhibition collection Mindcraft12 at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.

Designers include GamFratesi, benandsebastian, Jakob Jørgensen, Peter Johansen and Louise Campell.

Designers benandsebastian will be showing a mirror that “reflects, distorts and transforms its context” . Inspired by historic plate glass manufacturing techniques, the design duo have created a project that works on several levels: as a design object, as an image and as a spatial installation that reflects, distorts and transforms its context.

All Good Things Come in Threes by Peter Johansen consist of three nesting tables inspired by the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Designer Peter Johansen “was guided by the Three Bears and their mutual differences and tried to transfer this difference to the tables. Unlike conventional tables, which are often the same shape scaled down relative to one another, Johansen’s tables differ in their expression.”

Beetle Chair by GamFratesi has a beetle’s tough exterior and soft interior. The “insect’s dynamic movement in space is reflected in a four-legged chair on wheels.”

About the Papercuts Pendants designer Louise Campbell explains, “Originally these lights were to be produced in laser-cut steel and textiles, but during the manufacturing modelling process paper showed so many fine qualities that steel and fabric samples paled in comparison.”

A functional alternative to the classic bookshelf, Jakob Joergensen‘s Poet’s Book Hanger uses long “hooks” over which books can be hung spine up, which can also serve as a bookmark.

Read more: MINDCRAFT12


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