Maria Bruun selected as top emerging design talent by the Danish Arts Foundation. Copenhagen Design Agency to be main advisor for Maria Bruun. The studio has been selected as top emerging design talent by the Danish Arts Foundation. The foundation has chosen a total of 10 elite talents within all artistic fields. Maria Bruun receives a 2-year support program from the Danish Arts Foundation to promote and further develop her studio Maria Bruun Design.
Merry Merry What a Year….
2018 has been a productive year filled with amazing co-works, exhibitions and beautiful products. I want to thank you all for your cooperation and invaluable commitment!
Presenting the commissioned piece RELIEF Tall Boy at Gallery Fumi:
To mark its 10th anniversary, Gallery FUMI is proud to present a special exhibition ‘Now and Then’, charting the trajectory of the gallery’s programme since its opening in 2008.
A celebration of the gallery’s represented artists and designers, the exhibition will showcase a curated selection of key pieces created over the last 10 years, together with new, never-before-seen works, especially commissioned for the show. The exhibition will be curated by Libby Sellers with food design by Arabeschi di Latte.
2 Hay Hill, Mayfair
15 ‐ 30 September 2018
Very excited to be long listed for Dezeen Awards 2018 as Emerging Designer of the year among so many talented designers. What an honour to be included in this international prestigious list. Fingers crossed until the final announcement in November.
Join us for the opening of RE F O R M Design Biennale 18
Munkerup Strandvej 78
Saturday June 9th
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
From 31.05.2017 to 01.10.2017
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
12 – 17 April 2016
Circolo Filologico Milanese
Via Clerici 10
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
Monday – Sunday 12-17
1462 København K.