3 days of design
  • Some very exciting news launching with Fredericia during 3 days of design – Save the date!

    3.-5. September 2020
    Fredericia Showroom
    Løvstræde 1
    1152 København

    Some very exciting news launching with Fredericia during 3 days of design – Save the date!

    3.-5. September 2020
    Fredericia Showroom
    Løvstræde 1
    1152 København

    Between Spaces studio x viacuct

    Pop-up exhibition &inspiration by Marie Louise Høstbo & Maria Bruun
    With Dronningegården as the architectural frame and a wonderful example of the functional tradition, the exhibition at StudioxViaduct showcases a dialogue between architecture and design, Danish and international design, historical and contemporary design.
    The similarities and differences inspire as anchor and reflect the ever changing world surrounding us.
    The common fascination of the Danish cultural heritage is staged scenographically in a small ‘Everyday break’ – where architecture and design are ubiquitous – and where you, through the displayed artifacts, feel present in the space.

    Works on display by Frans Drewinak, Fredericia Furniture, vitra, 1616 arita, Paustian, Maria Bruun

    Connected

    The onset of Covid-19 has significantly changed the way people live, interact and work. Designers, creatives and makers have all had to adapt their processes – many relocated to new and, improvised home offices – use new technologies and find new ways of working together in order to adjust to an alternative way of life – together with this impressive group I explore the new normal.
    Connected is a collaboration between AHEC & Benchmark and The Design Museum. You can explore more about the project here. The pieces will be presented during London Design Festival at the Design Museum from 11th September until 11th October 2020.

    The Mindcraft Project

    New Digital Exhibition Launches 16 June

    Through videos, photos and visuals, The Mindcraft Project’s digital exhibition will unfold a curated selection of artistic, research-driven and experimental design projects by:

    Ane Lykke / Cathrine Raben Davidsen / FOS / Jonas Edvard / Kasper Kjeldgaard / Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen / Maria Bruun / Mathias Bengtsson / Norm Architects / Tanja Kirst 

    Photo by Anders Sune Berg

    CHART Art & Design
  • DEN FRIE UDSTILLINGSBYGNING
    OSLO PLADS 1
    2100 KØBENHAVN Ø
     
    30th August – 1st September
    DEN FRIE UDSTILLINGSBYGNING
    OSLO PLADS 1
    2100 KØBENHAVN Ø
     
    30th August – 1st September
    Top emerging design talent

    Maria Bruun selected as top emerging design talent by the Danish Arts Foundation. Copenhagen Design Agency to be main advisor for Maria BruunThe 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.

    Copenhagen Design Agency is the main advisor and project partner for Maria Bruun in the 2-year program.
    Read the official statement from The Danish Arts Foundation here and from FAOD here.

    Merry Merry…

    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!

    Now and Then – Gallery FUMI

    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.

    Gallery FUMI
    2 Hay Hill, Mayfair
    W1J 6AS
    15 ‐ 30 September 2018

    Dezeen Awards – Emerging Designer

    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.

    RE F O R M

    Join us for the opening of RE F O R M Design Biennale 18

    Munkerup Strandvej 78
    3120 Dronningmølle

    Saturday June 9th
    3-5pm

    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.