MBADV at Design Miami Basel
Very proud to be a part of Gallery Fumi ‘s pretty fantastic crowd for this years Design Miami Basel. Works by Brooksbank & Collins, Glithero, JAMESPLUMB, Johannes Nagel, Lukas Wegwerth, Maria Bruun & Anne Dorthe Vester, Max Lamb, Sam Orlando Miller, Simon Klenell, Sofie Lachaert & Luc d’Hanis, Thomas Lemut and Tuomas Markunpoika
Mirror Mirror at MUDAC Lausanne

The idea that we live in the age of the image has been so thoroughly drilled into us, that all discourse now defines our era in these terms. Paradoxically, it has never been more difficult for each of us to read, analyse and interpret them. The speed with which images are broadcast, especially with new technologies, seems to be inversely proportional to our capacity to understand them in all their complexity.

The one object that has been inextricably linked to the idea of image across all ages and art forms, from art to literature, new media to design, must surely be the mirror. As well as its reflective function, it is has also been imbued with strong symbolic connotations. The mirror is thus associated with an array of myths across many cultures.

The exhibition Mirror Mirror takes the form of a series of chapters and aims to bridge the microscopic gap separating our image from our being. Our reflection is utterly specific, making it undoubtedly the most complex of all images. In it, recognition and illusion are confused, giving rise to an inner disorder linked to our constant desire to read our identity here.

Each chapter tackles a specific theme relating to the mirror or reflections, and presents an array of design objects, complemented by others from the worlds of contemporary art and photography. Artists, whether famous or emerging, offer their take on the idea which, on the frozen surface of the window, now defines our being in the world.

PL. DE LA CATHÉDRALE 6
CH-1005 LAUSANNE
From 31.05.2017 to 01.10.2017

Mindcraft17

Come visit us at this years Salone de Mobile in Milan.
We are proud to be part of Mindcraft17 curated by Henrik Vibskov

Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano
Piazza Paolo VI 6
20121 Milan

Concept and interior design for CPH DOX

The centre’s interior has been curated by CPH:DOX’s creative collective, consisting of Maria Bruun, Anne Dorthe Vester and Mattia Maso, in collaboration with Normann Copenhagen’s designers, Hans Hornemann and Britt Bonnesen. The thoughtfully considered scenography reflects the visual identity of CPH:DOX, which revolves around being different and standing out from the crowd. Therefore, a theme of human differences runs through the furnishings, visualised through interiors in a range of skin hues.

TIL STEDEt – Keramiske Strukturer
  • En række af Danmarks dygtigste kunsthåndværkere og designerer er inviteret til at lave nye værker specielt til Bagsværd Kirke. Der arbejdes stedsspecifikt med Jørn Utzons fantastiske arkitektur.

    En række af Danmarks dygtigste kunsthåndværkere og designerer er inviteret til at lave nye værker specielt til Bagsværd Kirke. Der arbejdes stedsspecifikt med Jørn Utzons fantastiske arkitektur.

    MBADV is now represented by London based Gallery Fumi

    MBADV is now represented by Gallery Fumi

    Nordic Designer of The Year – Formex Nova
  • Very proud to be nominated as Nordic designer of the year.

    The jury’s statement: Scandinavian design needs to explore new areas, and Maria Bruun successfully does exactly that. She has helped Scandinavian design take a huge step forward. Her designs have unexpected and exciting proportions. The objects are elegantly composed, and details and materials are thoughtfully arranged.

    A huge congratulation to this years winner Nick Ross – very well deserved!

    Very proud to be nominated as Nordic designer of the year.

    The jury’s statement: Scandinavian design needs to explore new areas, and Maria Bruun successfully does exactly that. She has helped Scandinavian design take a huge step forward. Her designs have unexpected and exciting proportions. The objects are elegantly composed, and details and materials are thoughtfully arranged.

    A huge congratulation to this years winner Nick Ross – very well deserved!

    WWW.MBADV.DK

    I’m so excited to present www.mbadv.dk – the new website of my joint ventures with architect Anne Dorthe Vester.
    So many exciting projects to come!

    Since 2012 Danish architect Anne Dorthe Vester and designer Maria Bruun has collaborated in creating objects in the cross-section between architecture, design and art .Their work often focuses on abstractions, like idioms, functional hybrids, and on the aesthetics of materials and form in relation to surrounding spaces —all created with an intense focus on the crafted detail.

    Web design by the talented Studio Atlant

    FRAGMENT is premiered by The National Art Foundation

    Maria Bruun and Anne Dorthe Vester is rewarded with 50,000 kr. For the work “Fragment,” which was shown on Charlotteborg‘s Spring Exhibition 2016.

    Committees motivation:

    Furniture designer Maria Bruun and architect Anne Dorthe Vester first showed their joint work in Etage Projects Gallery in the fall of 2014. For a narrow, but very interested audience they presented their solo exhibition OBJECTS OF USE – a series of furniture-like objects in wood, brass and ceramics. Consciously precise and meticulous in execution. Consciously indefinable as furniture types. They had an errand!

    A selection of these were later presented on Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition 2015 and won the National Solo price, which provides access to a solo exhibition at the Spring Exhibition 2016. 
With the installation FRAGMENT in Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, they have seized the opportunity and made a huge scale jump. Both practical and artistic. The entire space is taken into use. Iron bars from the floor to ceiling, shelf-like oak structures, clean-cut black metal slats contrasted by amorphous ceramic seats, meets a puzzled the audience. Is it free arts, architecture, crafts or design? Can it be used for anything? Did we enter a random room in the building?
    The astonishment and suggestion and questions for the property and the environment that we think we know is the scope and what Anne Dorthe Vester and Maria Bruun gives a special attention. It is all, nothing and everything in between. In this way, they are real cross-over artists who are expanding our approach to space and materiality.

    It’s commendable when two young people – a furniture designer and an architect, takes the opportunity, and provides an extraordinary artistic effort.

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    If it’s a Chair at Patrick Parrish Gallery NYC

    “If it’s a Chair” at Patrick Parrish Gallery in NYC 12.05.16-06.06.16. If in NY, stop by to see the group exhibition with works by Lea Hein, Magnus Pettersen, Maria Bruun & Anne Dorthe Vester & Kasper Kjeldgaard. Curated by Henriette Noermark.

    MINDCRAFT exhibition at Circolo Filologico Milanese

    In 2016, the Committee for Crafts and Design Project Funding under the Danish Arts Foundation once again gives a large international design audience an opportunity to explore the latest in Danish craft and design. This year’s participants have now been selected, and the setting for MINDCRAFT16 is the historical Circolo Filologico Milanese in Milan’s city centre.

    The Danish designers and craftspeople for this year’s instalment of MINDCRAFT were selected by the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi.

    Dates and location

    MINDCRAFT16
    12 – 17 April 2016

    Circolo Filologico Milanese
    Via Clerici 10
    20121 Milan

    Spring exhibition 2016
  • We will present our solo contribution FRAGMENT at this years Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg Kunsthal.

    You can visit the exhibition From March 11th to April 17th, Nyhavn 2, 
DK 1051 København K.

    We will present our solo contribution FRAGMENT at this years Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg Kunsthal.

    You can visit the exhibition From March 11th to April 17th, Nyhavn 2, 
DK 1051 København K.

    Upcoming Exhibition HJEMLIGHED

    In the exhibition the nine craftsmen, designers, architects and artists move into a private apartment in Lavendelstræde 8, in central Copenhagen.

    For 20 days you are able to walk-in off of the street and explore how the exhibition blends into/with the home.

    The Exhibition is open 28. August – 15. September

    Opening Hours
    Monday – Sunday 12-17
    Wednesday 12-20

    Address
    Lavendelstræde 8
    1462 København K.

    Mirror Mirror at northmodern

    Alongside with brands like Artek and Vitra, Paustian Mirror Mirror was proudly presented at the Danish furniture and lifestyle trade show northmorden.
    Check out the show from August 13th – 15th

    Center Boulevard 5
    2300 Copenhagen

    Trapholt exhibition
  • Women in Danish Furniture Design

    Who are the women in Danish furniture design? Since 1908, women have had access to The Royal Academy, School of Architecture & Furniture School for Women and since then access to other Furniture and Design educations. Who was the first? Who do we know today and with what have they contribute to the Danish furniture tradition?

    The history of women furniture designers is also the history of Danish furniture design in the 20th and 21st century in general. The exhibition shows how our perception of furniture has changed from predominantly focus on function to include more artistic contributions from the 1990s onwards.

    Trapholt from the 4th of june 2015 till january 24th 2016.

    Women in Danish Furniture Design

    Who are the women in Danish furniture design? Since 1908, women have had access to The Royal Academy, School of Architecture & Furniture School for Women and since then access to other Furniture and Design educations. Who was the first? Who do we know today and with what have they contribute to the Danish furniture tradition?

    The history of women furniture designers is also the history of Danish furniture design in the 20th and 21st century in general. The exhibition shows how our perception of furniture has changed from predominantly focus on function to include more artistic contributions from the 1990s onwards.

    Trapholt from the 4th of june 2015 till january 24th 2016.

    Objects of Use wins the
    National solo-price

    What an amazing honor.

    Objects of Use, co created with architect Anne Dorthe Vester, won the National Solo Price at the annual Spring Exhbition.

    The jury said:

    “With the series Objects of use the national solo price winners Anne Dorthe Vester and Maria Bruun delivers their different professional skills in the study and re-evaluation of the functionallity af furniture and the space they occupy. It combines craftsmanship, high quality technical knowledge in the creation of a series of relational objects with flexible functional quality.”

    Spring exhibition 2015
  • Objects of Use has proudly been selected to be a part of the Spring exhibition.

    You can visit the exhibition From January 25th to March 1st, Nyhavn 2, 
DK 1051 København K.

    Objects of Use has proudly been selected to be a part of the Spring exhibition.

    You can visit the exhibition From January 25th to March 1st, Nyhavn 2, 
DK 1051 København K.

    Objects of Use at
    ETAGE Projects
  • Come to the opening today!

    Anne Dorthe Vester and I have worked like crazy at the National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, to complete the exhibition Objects of Use, which opens today.

    ETAGE Projects
    Borgergade 15E, Copenhagen K,
    5-8 PM!

    In the project Objects of Use architect Anne Dorthe Vester and furniture designer Maria Bruun examine the furniture as a fragment of a spatial architectural context.

    Come to the opening today!

    Anne Dorthe Vester and I have worked like crazy at the National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, to complete the exhibition Objects of Use, which opens today.

    ETAGE Projects
    Borgergade 15E, Copenhagen K,
    5-8 PM!

    In the project Objects of Use architect Anne Dorthe Vester and furniture designer Maria Bruun examine the furniture as a fragment of a spatial architectural context.

    Mirror Mirror wins
    Design of the Year

    WOW! Mirror Mirror wins ‘Design of the Year’.

    I’m super proud and excited that Mirror Mirror is nominated as DESIGN OF THE YEAR at this years Design Award, hosted by Danish magazines BO Bedre, Bolig Magasinet and Costume Living.

    RUM Magazine feature

    Recently I was asked to do a nice little interview for gorgeous magazine RUM about my workspace, my creative process and large scale sketching.