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Designs on display as part of The Mindcraft Project

Dezeen and The Mindcraft Project showcase experimental work by Danish designers

Dezeen has teamed up with Danish initiative The Mindcraft Project to present 10 designers' works as part of its annual digital exhibition, which showcases experimental design at the junction of technology, craft, art and architecture.

Every day for ten days from 4 October, Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2022 will profile a different Danish designer's work in a series of videos.

A photograph of designs from The Mindcraft Project in a gallery setting
The Mindcraft Project is organised by the Copenhagen Design Agency (CDA)

Organised by Copenhagen Design Agency (CDA), The Mindcraft Project is an annual digital exhibition that focuses on the explorative work of Danish practitioners who utilise new digital methods in their design process, in addition to traditional craft techniques and materials.

"Our digital format reaches a global audience and presents the Danish designers and studios to a very large group of relevant people around the world," said co-directors of CDA Anders Kongskov and Kristian Kastoft.

A photograph of a designer next to her wooden objects
Ten designers' works will be presented during the collaboration

"Furthermore, our format gives insight into the designers' creative process and the stories behind the objects with in-depth descriptions, bios and videos," Kongskov and Kastoft continued.

"On top of showing the excellent design and art pieces, we invite the audience into the minds of the makers."

A number of objects on display in a gallery
The project will present the stories behind the objects through descriptions and videos

Among the designers chosen for the 2022 exhibition are Sara Martinsen, who has created a sculptural free-standing object expressing the value of underused wood, and Kristine Mandsberg, who has made a series of sculptural textile forms that imitate the shape of organic forms.

Others include design duo Frederik Gustav, which has created a sculptural installation from steel and paper, and Iben Høj, who has made a series of delicate textile containers using both hand-made and machine-made processes.

A photograph of a designer at work
The initiative intends to give insight into the designers' creative processes

This year's exhibitors were chosen with input from the CDA's new Curator Advisory Board, which has a "diversified knowledge and insight into the contemporary Danish design scene", according to Kongskov and Kastoft.

The Curator Advisory Board includes the founder and creative director of architecture and design practice Studio David Thulstrup; creative director and founder of Tableau Julius Værnes Iversen; and head of design at Fritz Hansen Marie-Louise Høstbo.

A photograph of a creative working on a design
The initiative presents the new work of Danish designers

The Mindcraft Project 2022 is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, VOLA, Augustinus Fonden, Beckett Fonden and Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.

The Mindcraft Project digital exhibition is online from 4 October at

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Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2022

Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2022 is a partnership between Dezeen and Copenhagen Design Agency. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.