The CPHmade guide to Crafts Fair Copenhagen 2013

The late summer in Copenhagen means fairs and fashion. As Copenhagen recently finished up on Copenhagen Fashion Week, Defining Scandinavia it’s time for yet another fair. This time it’s open for everyone, and the admittance is FREE of charge.

If you didn’t find the time to visit the Defining Scandinavia, we’ve got good news for you! The annual event the Crafts Fair in Copenhagen is  just around the corner, and tomorrow, Thursday, you can experience contemporary design in cosy, classic surroundings on Vor Frue Plads.
Throughout the exhibition, you’ll find some of the most talented craftsmen Denmark has to offer and, of course CPHmade is strongly represented.
As 7 (!!!) CPHmade members are represented at this fair, we’ve made things easy for you, and made a little guide of “Must-see” stands on the fair.

We’ll start off in in the jewellery section, where you can meet Emquies-Holstein, Karina Hunn and Mads Heindorf.

Emquies Holstein

The goldsmith duo Emquies-Holstein, who have gained quite some attention from Danish fashion magazines lately, have brought a variety of their fantastic jewellery to this fair.
Jewellery from Emquies-Holstein is craftsmanship at an extremely high level, and all the astonishing pieces from Emquies-Holstein has that luxurious feeling you’d want in a piece of jewellery.

Hunn Jewellery

The never not-workking jewellery designer, Karina Hunnerup, is also ready to show you examples of her hard work on Crafts Fair 2013.

Hunn crafts and designs jewellery from a poetic, and graphically light point of view. Every piece designed by Ms. Hunnerup is crafted in hand, and is the result of endless hours of refining precious stones into perfectly shaped accessories.

Make sure to find your way to Hunn Jewellery’s stand on the CRAFTS Fair.

Mads Heindorf

To those of you who may not now the jewellery designer Mads Heindorf, we can assure you that he is the real deal.

Mr. Heindorf is blessed with an unique talent for designing raw, yet sophisticated jewellery for both men and women. He creates his very own collections, and is constantly exploring and seeking the very best, and he usually combines eye-catching details with rough surfaces to create a fine balance and contrast between the sophisticated and raw look.

In the ceramics section, we suggest you that you’ll find your way to the stands of Tina Maria Bentsen, Signe Schjøth and Signe Emdal.

Tina Marie Bentsen

The busy ceramist Tina Marie Bentsen, who was also participating at Defining Scandinavia, is ready to present her creations at the Crafts Fair 2013.

Ms. Bentsen is usually known for her clean and minimal designs, with quirky details. But Ms. Bentsen’s designs are not all crafted from the “usual” shapes you’d expect of ceramics. For instance she’s quite famous for her three dimensional cloud-mobile, which we have a keen eye on.
if you’re not able to visit the Crafts Fair, check out our selection of Tina Maria Bentsen products in our WEBSHOP.

Signe Schjøth

Ms. Signe Schjøth used to work as an acknowledged ceramic artist at major exhibitions, and her creations exudes a playful imagination.
Ms. Schjøth’s talent, and artistically visual approach to ceramic designs, is one of the main reasons her works of art are exhibited in venues like The National Arts Foundation. Make sure to find your way to Ms. Schjøth’s stand.

In the accessories department, CPHmade is represented by Monomade and Emdal Colorknit.


May we strongly suggest that you make your way to Monomade’s stand.
Monomade is a Copenhagen-based interior design company, who seek to combine simplicity and elegancy with a with contemporary design. The results are simple, geometric shapes crafted in exquisite materials by hand.
If you can’t make it to the Crafts Fair – you can check our selection, where you can buy Monomade products.

Emdal Colorknit

Finally, we most definitely recommend that you find your way to Signe Emdal’s stand as well. Emdal Colorknit is an absolute expert when it comes to transforming digitally created visuals into the most fantastic knitted scarves you can imagine.
Most recently, Emdal Colorknit collaborated with the National Gallery of Denmark on a special edition of the “Wearable Hug”, and now Emdal Colorknit is ready with a new collection of stunning scarves, which she is ready to show you on the Crafts Fair.

Member News Monday

Another week has passed in the CPHmade-network, and to keep you updated about our members’ activities we’ve assembled some of the passed week’s highlights in Member News Monday.

• The jewellery designer Karina Hunnerup is ready with a new astonishing piece of jewellery. HUNN Jewellery just launched the Shell Ring crafted in 18ct gold, which matches quite well with all the sun we’ve been blessed with lately. Pay Hunn Jewellery a visit in Peder Hvitfeldts Stræde 10 in Copenhagen’s inner city area, and see the astonishing SHELL ring with your own eyes.

• The hardworking brewers from Nørrebro Bryghus just finished up on a new, bone-dry version of the pale ale called TØRSTIG. To our non-danish readers TØRSTIG means THIRSTY, and on their location on Ryesgade 3, Nørrebro Bryghus is now ready to serve you a chilled glass of the refreshing TØRSTIG, straight from the tap.

• More news about beer. Mikkeller just added a new variant to their “Beer Geek” project, offering you the chance of quenching your thirst with a Vanilla Milkshake inspired oatmeal stout.
A strong vanilla flavor as an ingredient in beer may sound like an odd combination, however we hear that the result is delightful and refreshing.
You can buy Mikkeller’s Vanilla Shake in their webshop now.

• NEW Member to the CPHmade Network.
In our search for new members to the CPHmade network, we recently came across a relatively new interior design company called Virkvärftet.
Virkvärftet crafts quirky and cool accessories for the home, in a style that’s easily recognized.
The products from Virkvärftet are made from a laser cutter, and assembled by human hand.
We’re pleased to inform you that Virkvärftet is now a part of the CPHmade network. Stay tuned for more news about Virkvärftet in the future.

Karina Hunnerup (HUNN) – beauty in simplicity

Karina Hunnerup HUNN jewelry

Jewelry designer, Karina Hunnerup has defined a very individual and outstanding style of her jewelry, letting her inspiration take care of the process of shaping her creations.  It is one peculiar muse she found there and she says that she got very inspired by trash and useless, left-out objects, which don’t have any expressed beauty in them.

Karina’s style is simple and clean, yet very distinct and with a sense of beauty that draws our attention towards her jewelry. She creates with passion and joy, and you can clearly notice that in the delicacy and fine expression of her design.

Recently, Art District has made an interview where Karina is talking about her inspiration and the way her style is influenced by it. You can find the video below. Also, you can see a very interesting process of the creation of two wedding rings here.

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Christmas cosiness at Karina Hunn this Saturday

This Saturday drop by HUNN Boutique between 1-5pm. Here you can see her beautiful Christmas deco, find a Christmas present and have a Christmas toddy a la HUNN.


HUNN jewels at last weekend’s Blickfang design exhibition

Maybe not the biggest exhibition stand – but certainly one of the most interesting as HUNN’s jewelry is world class design. But you have to move up close to see…

CPHmade members at the annual Copenhagen Craft Market

Karina Hunn wrapping one of her designs for a lucky customer.

A unique chance to meet some of our members in the open: Karina Hunn, Emdal Colorknit and Tina Marie Bentsen. All with their own stand presenting their beautiful designs and product range.

If you hurry you can still make it – visit the annual Crafts Market at Vor Frue Plads in the middle of the old town. Market open 16-18 Aug.

The Hummingbird earings by Karina Hunn

The Hummingbird earrings is a beautiful meeting between oxidized silver and upcycled skin where the two materials highlight each other. The poetic name tells about the ease of expression, inspired by the tiny hummingbird.

Upcycling is a kind of recycling. The high-quality soft skin is a debris – from the production of shoe insoles.

The design was inspired by the elegance and ease of the hummingbird. The skin quality and the limitations set by the variation of the skin sizes have both inspired Karina Hunn – and have been decisive for the final size of the earrings.

The Hummingbird earrings are a part of a series of three, all made by upcycled skin.