In a few weeks the talk of the town will be Salone del Mobile when the design world gathers in Milan from 14 to 19 April.
DANISH™ will be there to give you the best of Danish design. Before we go, we have gathered a brief overview of the Danish must-sees.
The Danish Embassy of Rome joins forces with 20 Danish Design Brands when they present this year’s DANISHLIVINGROOM stand, which is curated by Tine Mouritsen, Founder of Studio Tine Mouritsen. Her focus was on embracing not only the Danish way of living, but our entire Danish lifestyle.
“Through our stand design, I want to show the whole Danish way of living – not only our living space, but the entire Danish lifestyle. The kitchen dining area is a substantial factor for us, and in many households, it is the most important focal point for our family and home life, and it has been for almost 20 years now,” stated Tine Mouritsen.
You can meet Fredericia Furniture, Erik Jørgensen, dk3, louis poulsen, Herman Cph and Woud to name just a few of the participating companies in DANISHLIVINGroom 2015.
This year you can experience the always interesting exhibition MINDCRAFT in a new venue, namely at the old cloister Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano in central Milan. The idea behind MINDCRAFT is to explore the span between experimental, innovative and conceptual design and the sublime artistic and technical proficiency of Danish design. The theme this year is “In Between” and is being curated by the talented Danish-Italian duo GamFratesi.
“It reflects that Danish craftspeople and designers work in a field of tension between mind and craft. The exhibition covers the full range of that span, including fully developed ideas, conceptual qualities and sublime artistic and technical accomplishments,” stated Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi.
The selected designers and craftspeople this year are Louise Campbell, Rosa Tolnov Clausen, Tora Urup, Henrik Vibskov, Cecilie Manz, Edvard-Steenfatt and Jørgensen-Depping among others.
“HONEY, WE NEED TO TALK!” is the title of this year’s The Tube by Design School Kolding and it will take place in Ventura Lambrate at the Via Privata Oslavia for the fourth consecutive time. This year, eight talented designers invite you to join in the conversation around a design icon – the table. Seven containers will be decorated by talented designers from Design School Kolding in a close collaboration with selected companies.
“The table is where we sit down and discuss things. Over dinner. During negotiations. At a summit. The table is an icon of conversation. That is what we asked the young designers to interpret in collaboration with selected companies,” stated Rector Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen of Design School Kolding.
The companies include Ambiente, ECCO, Forbo Flooring, Kvist Industries, KiCK – Kopenhagen Fur and Danish Horticulture.
You can look forward to reading portraits of some of the designers in the coming weeks leading up to The Tube on our site.
A lot of great Danish design to see, we cannot wait!