Copenhagen Design Agency to be in charge of MINDCRAFT – the exhibition returns in 2020 in a new format

Kristian Kastoft and Anders Kongskov founded Copenhagen Design Agency in 2016

The Danish Arts Foundation has handed over the award-winning MINDCRAFT exhibition concept to Copenhagen Design Agency. MINDCRAFT will not be exhibited at Milan Design Week in 2019 but will return in 2020 in a new format.

Since 2008, MINDCRAFT has showcased new Danish design at the leading international design event Milan Design Week. Now, the Danish Arts Foundation passes on MINDCRAFT to Copenhagen Design Agency that will have full ownership of the MINDCRAFT platform and its concept.

MINDCRAFT will receive less funding from the Danish Arts Foundation in the future. Copenhagen Design Agency is therefore looking for new partnerships with relevant companies, sponsors and foundations.

MINDCRAFT will not be exhibited at Milan Design Week in 2019. Instead it will return in 2020 in a new format.

A Significant Design Exhibition
MINDCRAFT has been shown in Milan every year since 2008. The exhibitions have received a number of nominations and awards over the years, including a Milano Design Award and a German Design Award.

MINDCRAFT has been curated and staged by leading Danish designers and architects: Karen Kjærgaard, Cecilie Manz, Salto & Sigsgaard, Nina Tolstrup (Studiomama), GamFratesi, Henrik Vibskov and Ditte Hammerstrøm.

MINDCRAFT was created in the independent cultural institution Danish Crafts in 2008. Danish Crafts merged with the Danish Arts Foundation in 2014 and MINDCRAFT was continued by the Danish Arts Foundation up until now.

Copenhagen Design Agency
Copenhagen Design Agency advises companies and organizations in the design and architecture industry about positioning, PR, communication, strategy and concept development. The agency will continue to work with other customers and projects while being in charge of MINDCRAFT.

Copenhagen Design Agency was founded in 2016 by Kristian Kastoft and Anders Kongskov. The two founders of Copenhagen Design Agency have previously worked with MINDCRAFT (2008-2016) while employed by Danish Crafts and the Danish Agency for Culture (Danish Arts Foundation). Throughout the years they have collaborated with a broad section of the Danish design scene.