What is the right gift – Adding value to a nice present

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What is the right gift? And what is a nice present anyway?

We have just been through the holiday season, where the number one biggest achievement is to get it right – meaning getting the right present for the one you love. Most of us struggle and many of us are through the full register of feelings both finding the right present and when giving away this special present. Is it going to be the right one?

To some it has to be well thought of, to others it has to be big and expensive – and to some – all of the above. But the trend point in the direction of ‘special’ – yet again, what does ‘special’ mean?

‘To us at CPHmade adding value to a product means that the product are  great design,well crafted, with a awesome story and made by a local artisan.’

The local hero in this feature is a vivid designer and a true craftsman. The story behind Jeweler Mads Heindorf is absolutely one to remember. As a young apprentice he did something rather creative – he simply hired one of the best Jewelers in town, to teach him the skill set as both designer and business man. As Mads’ is gifted creative skills master and apprentice got pr and accreditation from the very beginning.

Today Mads Heindorf Jewellery is well established and delivers creations to a huge range of incredible individuals within the general better establishment.

Even though most of his creations are solid, thick and heavy this latest range shows Mads Heindorf as the creator that meet the trends combining leather and petite. Not leaving out his perceived core brand element – RAW.


necklace by mads heindorf

The necklace comes in different price points – hence every wallet can click home a nice piece from the young master himself.

This hopefully point to the fact that it is possible to buy a well thought off gift that comes with an extraordinary and exciting story behind…

Want is the best gift you ever bought?



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A little education

Jeweler Mads Heindorf invites you to two Wednesdays with lectures on the world of pearls and gems.
First up is a night of Tahitian pearls, where Kira Kampmann from Marc’Harit will share the universe of the pearls all the way from the birth in the ocean to the completed jewellery.
The second night Nina Hald takes us on a memorable journey to a treasury of knowledge of jewellery, when she talks about rubies, sapphires and spinels.

It all takes place at Mads Heindorfs store at Gothersgade 105. The first lecture of the Tahiti peals is the  22nd of October and a week later the 29th you can hear about the gems. Both lectures will be at 19.00-20.00.
The entrance is kr 80,- and the doors will open 18.30 to 21.00


Kulturnatten 2014 – recommendations


Friday night is Kulturnatten in Copenhagen. Here at CPHmade we have made a list with some of the events not to miss:

P. Hertz is Denmark’s oldest jewelry shop and at Kulturnatten they are opening the doors for a unique glimpse into the goldsmith’s work with the precious metals and to the 180 year old history of the business. Free entrance just show up between 18-21 this Friday.

P. Hertz
Købmagergade 34, 1150 Kbh K

SMK the National Gallery of Art is ready to welcome you to a night in the light of art. The temporary exhibition BIOGRAPHY by artists Elmgreen & Dragset will set the scene for the night. There will be 4 different art talks, children and adults can join in on building a huge art piece in the museum and Tomas Barfod from WhoMadeWho will perform a live soundtrack to the exhibition and much more..

Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 Kbh K

Nørrebro Bryghus invites you to a free tour of the brewery with two tastings included. No sign up just show up at 19 or 20 o’clock to experience the ambience of a modern brewery!

Nørrebro Bryghus
Ryesgade 3, 2200 Kbh N

This Friday is also the 6 years birthday of Mads Heindorf Jewellery. They celebrate by opening the goldsmith’s workshop up to the public for you to take a peak at the work process. Make sure to stop by as there’ll be special offers at the night and a competition to win a custommade ring with a brilliant cut diamond between the first 100 guests.

Mads Heindorf Jewellery
Göthersgade 105, 1123 Kbh K

No event in Copenhagen without celebrating our city’s favourite way of transportation – the bike! Experience the bike in new ways with a movie, city walk, ‘pimp-your-bike’ and more at VerdensKulturCentret!

See you out there!

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.

Only God Forgives

This might be old news in the land of movie fanatics, but the Danish movie director Nicholas Winding Refn, has been selected to participate in the main competition of this years Cannes Film Festival, with his latest motion picture “Only God Forgives”.
Denmark actually has quite good traditions of winning the “Palme D’or'” (the highest prized awarded at the Cannes Film Festival), and this year the critics predict quite good chances for another Danish success at the internationally renowned film festival.
With its newly release on DVD/BLUERAY etc., some of you may remember last year’s Cannes Film Festival, when the Danish movie director Thomas Vinterberg gained a lot of recognition and respect for his motion picture “The Hunt”.
On their way to accept “The Hunt”‘s awards in categories like best male actor, the cast and crew were caught on the red carpet. At that event, one of the actors in The Hunt, Susse Wold, was wearing some quite spectacular jewellery from the CPHmade member, the talented goldsmith Mads Heindorf.
See some of the fantastic jewelry in the gallery, and stay tuned for more news about Mads Heindorff Jewellery in the future.