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It is with great excitement that we announce that Jimmy MacDonald, founder of the London Design Fair, has become the third joint owner and director of Adorno.design, alongside directors and founders Kristian Snorre Andersen and Martin Clausen, following his resignation from the London Design Fair in January 2020. “We first met Jimmy in 2018 when…

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“It is our duty, both for designers and artisans, to push craftsmanship to new horizons in order to keep it a tradition and not a mise-en-scène of archaic manufacturing processes…” – Aldo Alvarez-Tostado of Piedrafuego View Piedrafuego’s works, including the “‘Tzom’ Planters” As mentioned in our interview with Ayres MX, Mexico’s design scene has fostered…

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“We try to achieve an identity by making combinations inspired by materials, mixing geometric and organic forms, playing with the initial functionality of objects, all the while preserving the connection to the earth and to our Latin roots.” – Joana Valdez & Karim Molina of Ayres MX View Ayres MX’s works, including “‘Cozumel’ Long Vessel“…

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Adorno is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition entitled “Mexico & the Nordics: A Meditation on Individuality in Craft, Tradition, & Modernism”, opening 23 January 2020 at Klosterstræde 20. It has been organised in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy in Copenhagen and juxtaposes the distinct identities of these two geographically distant cultural…

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 “I encourage people to be curious, to focus on the moment, to react upon feelings; right now is an interesting moment” – Jonas Edvard View Jonas Edvard’s works for sale  On your way to Jonas Edvard’s studio located on a former shipbuilding segment of Copenhagen’s old industrial center, Nordhavn, you’ll pass through a maze of…

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“Many of these objects seem to have come into being with a clear purpose… But they are also at the same time simply themselves, artworks in their own right” – Åsa Jungnelius The intersection of fine art and craft has a long-standing and contentious history. Craft has historically been understood as “women’s work”, including textile…

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“The thought that I was breathing the same wind as our ancestors did a million years ago … carrying their culture to the 2000s in a modernized way.” – Seray Asker   Images of the works courtesy of the artist. Studio photos, credit: Rhctangles. View Seray Asker’s works, including pieces from the Goddess & Beasts…

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“I would see so many beautiful things, but often find them antiquated and not functional in the modern world.” – Feyza Köksal, Turkey Dach & Zephir: “Éritaj Kontré”. All images courtesy of the artists.  Antique porcelain and enamel dining ware embellished in exotic flora and fauna, perhaps even a few people dressed in lavish garb,…

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“Our society’s current relation towards nature is an endless source for reflection.” – Studio Plastique, Belgium Perhaps in our obsession with creating a world of objects made by us for us, we’ve left behind a crucial part of ourselves, a world that was not made by us but yet still for us in its own…

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  Dial Gokalp: “Neo” Jar No:1  Existing in a unique geographic zone that has historically been an interface between many cultures since prehistory, Turkey is one of the few areas of the world where the traditional and the modern continue to mix in contemporary culture to produce unique results. Turkey is at once home to…