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Maria bruun

Designer Maria Bruun was appointed emerging talent by the Danish Arts Foundation, 2019-2020. Copenhagen Design Agency is the main advisor and project partner for Maria Bruun in the 2-year program.

Role

Strategy & Business development
Danish & International PR
Project management

Year

2019 – Ongoing

Designer Maria Bruun was appointed emerging talent 2019-2020 by the Danish Arts Foundation. This honorable appointment positions Maria Bruun as one of the most promising emerging designers in Denmark right now. 

The Danish Arts Foundation has funded a 2-year program for Maria Bruun with the overall purpose of establishing an even stronger position internationally. Copenhagen Design Agency is the main advisor and project partner for Maria Bruun in the 2-year program.

Designer Maria Bruun works with furniture and interior design as well as creative direction. She is also part of the duo MBADV that works with objects in the cross-field between art, architecture and design. MBADV is a collaboration with architect Anne Dorthe Vester.

Maria Bruun was nominated for the Dezeen Awards 2018 in the category ‘Emerging Designer of the Year’. In 2015, she won the National Solo Award with MBADV for the prestigious Danish Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. In 2016, MBADV presented the acclaimed Solo Exhibition FRAGMENT at the Spring Exhibition.
Maria Bruun and MBADV has been selected twice for the curated MINDCRAFT exhibition in Milan, and MBADV is currently represented by the London-based design gallery FUMI.

Danish Furniture brand Paustian manufactures Maria Bruun’s mirror series Mirror Mirror, which won the Danish Design Awards “Design of the year” in 2014.

Maria Bruun is co-founder and co-organizer of RE F O R M Design Biennale – a biannual curated exhibition and platform for emerging design talents.

Maria Bruun graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2012.