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Now Debuting: The Best New Danish Designs from Maison et Objet

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 23, 2014 01:08 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified Feb 21, 2014

The  Danish Crafts Collection  has been curating an annual collection of work by young and up-and-coming Danish designers since 1999. Being admitted into the showcase is akin to receiving the Danish design counsel seal of approval—and only about 30 pieces are singled out every year. Newly part of the Danish Agency for Culture, the Crafts Collection is on a mission to bring handmade Danish products to the world. Towards that end, the group recently presented its newest crop at the Paris trade show Maison et Objet. Here, our favorite discoveries: Above: From Danish-born Japanese designer Akiko Kuwahata , the  Carousel is a stackable wooden jewelry box, available in maple, cherry, and walnut hardwoods with clear or bright yellow acrylic lids; 675 DKK at Lisbeth Dauv and 625 DKK at Stilleben. Above: A set of walnut  Wooden Trays  by Momamore come in stackable sizes; some with an indentation to fit a hard-boiled egg. The trays can be ordered directly from the  Momamore  showroom in Copenhagen. Above: Artist  Mette Duedahl makes everyday modern stoneware, such as this French coffee press and set of tumblers. The coffee pot has a a stainless steel press and Plexiglas lid with a beechwood knob. The small tumbler, Kop Lille Brun , is €19.33 from Stilleben,  which sells  work by many Danish Crafts Collection designers. Above: The Ellipse set is a series of four nesting serving dishes from ceramicist Helene Stockmarr  whose individual ceramics can be purchased through Stilleben ; the Ellipse set, however, is available directly through Helene. Above: The  Facet Chair  designed by Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen features a low backrest that enhances the elongated seat; the two halves of the chair are V-shaped and mirror each other in form. Made using traditional Danish furniture and cabinetmaking techniques, the chair is available directly through  Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen . Above:  Gurli Elbækgaard calls this design  Squeeze , named for the indentation that gives the cup a comfortable grip. Her ceramics are sold at  Stilleben ,   but the new Squeeze cups are only available through  Elbækgaard  directly.   Above:  Textile No. 3  is a set of highly absorbent, organic linen kitchen towels by Karin Carlander. The linens are woven and sewn in Europe under sustainable working conditions; for pricing and availability contact  Karin Carlander  directly. Above:   Mirror Mirror by Maria Bruun is a collection of angled mirrors that  question what we see. The designs are  intended for installation in a corner of a room, or on a table and against a wall simultaneously. Made of high-polished stainless steel set in an oak frame, the mirrors can be ordered through  Maria Bruun . Above: The  In Sight Tools  cabinet is a wall-mounted wooden case created by Lene Munthe and Karen of AnonymDesign. The two describe their design as containing and organizing "all the tools you need to hang up a picture, secure the electrical cord, tighten the door handle, measure something, or check if things are level." Available in ash and oak, the cabinet is €795 through AnonymDesign. Do you love Danish ceramics as much as we do? Check out our studio posts: Uh La La Ceramics from Copenhagen and Studio Visit Tortus in Copenhagen .






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