The Danish Crafts Collection, presents a curated selection of the best in contemporary Danish craft and design at international fairs and in other commercial contexts. For four consecutive years, Studiomama was commissioned to curate and design the Maison & Objet presentation.
Each year we selected a diverse range 20–30 of Denmark’s most promising ceramists, jewellers, textile and glass artists and furniture designers. Their products, all designed and made in Denmark, were anchored in local traditions and infused with the skill of experienced hands and a feel for form, aesthetics and storytelling. The results were relevant and meaningful products that mattered to the maker and made sense to the user.
The focus for Craft Collection 15 in 2011 was on prototypes, enabling small Danish workshops and craftspeople to make connections with established manufacturers to bring their ideas to life.
Over the years, the Danish Crafts Collection and subsequently Mindcraft, has germinated collaborative projects with manufacturers, museum shops and leading design stores, for example, special editions of the Danish Crafts Collection have been developed for New York’s MoMA Design Store and Skandium in London. Many contemporary Danish designers and makers started their careers with a showcase as part of the Danish Crafts Collection/Mindcraft.