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New collection from Danish Crafts

The new Danish Crafts Collection, which is the 17th in the series of collections from Danish Crafts, is launched at the design fair Maison & Objet in Paris on 6-10 September 2013, at stand B86 in Hall 8. Quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of materials are among the core competences displayed by the Danish craftspeople and designers in Danish Crafts Collection CC17.

The products in the new collection represent outstanding quality, and they are rooted in the internationally acclaimed Danish design tradition. The collection was carefully selected by designer Nina Tolstrup, who curated the Danish Crafts Collection CC17 with a goal of showcasing the strength of new Danish craft and design to international design buyers, manufacturers, gallery owners and journalists.

“We live in a time with a growing appreciation of products and objects that have been created by an individual using unique skills, techniques and competences, and which carry an inherent story. A time when craft, with its emphasis on quality, stories and provenance, is becoming increasingly relevant. Furthermore, Danish craftspeople possess unique competences that have the capacity to inspire new and better design products thanks to their constant sense of curiosity and ongoing exploration of materials,” says Nina Tolstrup.

A total of 27 craftspeople and designers were selected to take part in Danish Crafts Collection CC17. The participants are:

Ceramics: Ane-Katrine von Bülow, Gurli Elbækgaard, Helene Stockmarr Gerdorf, Claydies, Monamore, Mette Duedahl, Meyer-Lavigne

Glass: Anne Flohr, Mai-Britt Zelmer Olsen, Marion Fortat, Sia Mai & Ole Victor

Textile: Karin Carlander, Kokolores, Fabelab, Sen-Sen

Furniture & object: Akiko Kuwahata, AnonymDesign, Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen, Jonas Klein, Maria Bruun, Povl Kjer, Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt.