Danish Crafts & Design Association (DKoD) is a national organization for professional designers and craftsmen. Our aim is to support high quality practice, professional collaborations and networking. This is achieved through various activities such as public events, seminars, fairs and international exhibitions.
DKoD was established in 1976.
The Biennale for Craft & Design
The Biennale is an exhibition and a competition taking stock of Danish crafts and design today. All professionals within the craft and design field receive an open call. A jury with 5 Nordic people (writers, exhibition designers, professors and craftspeople) make the selection.
The Biennale Award comes with a prize sum of DKK 100,000.
The Biennale has existed since 1995 when it was launched at the initiative of DKoD and varying museums across Denmark. After being presented in Kolding for a number of years, the Biennale has been held in Copenhagen since 2013. The 2017 Biennale marks the 11th instalment of the event.
Officinet, Bredgade 66, 1260 Copenhagen
Officinet is a room for contemporary crafts and design featuring crossover projects within crafts, design, architecture and art. Providing a fusion between traditional crafting techniques, new technology from the design industry and the aesthetics of an artist, Officinet makes a beautiful framing. The room is the closest neighbour to Designmuseum Danmark and is situated in the former 17th century Frederiks Hospital.
Crafts Fair/ Kunsthåndværkermarkedet Frue Plads
The Crafts Fair is an annual event, arranged by DKoD. The market provides a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the many crafts and design studios in Denmark.
Experience more than 130 professionals within the fields of ceramics, glass, textiles, wood/basketry and jewellery.
All participants have either graduated from Danish design academies, or have been included through strict censorship.