The Copenhagen-based studio highlights Danish design using mirrors and proportions
MINDCRAFT is a yearly exhibition that highlights Danish design and craftsmanship. This year, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi of GamFratesi handpicked fourteen designers to be featured in the exhibition which took place in the Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano during Milan Design Week. The historic cloisters, which are located in the Brera Design District, provided an elegant framework for the selection of new products, each of which corresponded with the curator chosen theme of “In Between”.
“We chose the theme “In Between” because it reflects the fact that Danish craftspeople and designers work in a field of tension in between mind and craft. This exhibition covers the full range of that span, including fully developed ideas, conceptual qualities and sublime artistic and technical accomplishments, coupled with a unique understanding of the materials,” explained the Danish-Italian design duo.
GamFratesi carpeted the central courtyard with mirrors and populated the space with black wire cages. Within the cages, products such as Ole Jensen’s Basic Bar and Solid Table by Cecilie Manz were reflected and re-reflected in the mirrored depths, while still more designs were presented in the surrounding cloisters. Together, the reflective surface and the disproportionate cages created a whimsical Wonderland that juxtaposes ancient and contemporary.
Other products included a delicate, spidery textile by Louise Campbell, Edvard-Steenfatt’s Terroir pendant light made from earth and a deconstructed umbrella by Henrik Vibskov. For all of the curated objects, check out the gallery below.