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.
Main events
  • The Biennale for Crafts & Design is a competition and exhibition for all professional craftsmen and designers.
  • Biennale award: 100.000DKR. Established in 1995.
  • Crafts Fair, Copenhagen: The largest out door fair in Scandinavia showcasing more than 130 professional craftsmen. Established in 1983.

Our Aims

  • To work for the development of Danish crafts and design
  • To care for members interest in all matter concerning trade, continued development and education
  • To propagate for knowledge of and use of craftsmen and designers and their works in all parts of the society
  • To strengthen and coordinate the area of crafts and design with special reference to create knowledge and recognition for crafts and design as a cultural factor

Board and committees: 

  • Cultural policy
  • Copyright
  • Schools of crafts and design
  • Museums and galleries 



  • The Biennale for Craft and Design biennalen.dk
  • The Crafts Fair at Frue Plads in Copenhagen www.craftsfair.dk
  • Coordination of participation in exhibitions and competitions in Denmark and abroad
  • Since 2010 part of NNCA, Nordic Network of Crafts Associations
  • Since 2012 the national entity of World Crafts Council – Europe 
  • Exhibitions, artist talks and happenings at Officinet 


Current exhibition; Officinet - Bredgade 66, Copenhagen


3-8 May: Between 0 and 1
Architect Rune Noël and graphic designer Rune Bering Sørensen examine the materiality of digital media. With this project they seek to break down the ordinary hierarchies surrounding the physical and the digital. By introducing unforeseen and dynamic processes the digital tools become an important part of the design creation.
Design Talk: 4 May at 5pm (Danish only)

10 – 15 May: GlassLab
Ph.d. Maria Sparre-Petersen invites the audience to take a look into the engine of the scientist with comments and dialogue. During the exhibition Maria Sparre-Petersen will be surrounded by research material gathered from the experimental phases of her ph.d. on sustainable glass. She continues the work at Officinet by documenting, cataloguing, analysing and reflecting on the material. The dialogue between audience and researcher may influence the results of the ph.d.
Design talk: 12 May at 5pm. (Danish only)

17 – 22 May: The Living Wall
Designer Karen-Lisbeth Rasmussen creates beautiful walls using light-shadow details in relief stone. Architect Thomas Mau from MAUHAUS demonstrates how he uses these stones to make extra aesthetic value.
Design Talks: 19 May at 5pm (Danish only)
Architect Jørgen Kreiner- Møller about art in public space
Designer Karen-Lisbeth Rasmussen about her works “Living wall”
Architect Thomas Mau about sustainability and aesthetics
Architect consultant Søren Henrichsen from Egernsund Tegl talks about “Living Wall” from the producer perspective.  
24 – 29 May: Textile and digital techniques
A group of the most talented textile designers demonstrate digital techniques. Get a glimpse of the process from sketches to design objects within weaving, knitting and printing. Exhibitors: Berthe Forchhammer , Tekstile Illusioner, Stine Skytte, Kristine Boesen, Louise Ravnløkke and Malene Kristiansen.
Design talk: 27 May at 5pm. (Danish only)

Opening hours: tuesday - sunday: 12pm-4pm
Free entrance.


Further information

You may contact us for information about the association and our activities: Danish Crafts & Design Association Bredgade 66 DK-1260 Copenhagen K hds@dkod.dk  +45 33 15 29 40 (Tuesday - Friday 12 - 4 pm)
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