Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard are the curators for Danish Crafts’ upcoming MINDCRAFT exhibition, which is presented in Milan during Fuori Salone on 9–14 April 2013.
Salto & Sigsgaard have worked as a team since 2005, and their work includes designs for leading manufacturers such as Lightyears, Nemo Cassina and Onecollection.
Salto & Sigsgaard are former MINDCRAFT participants. They took part in MINDCRAFT with the pendant lamp ‘Wet Bell' in 2009 and with the wall-mounted lamp ‘Yellow Fin' in 2010. ‘Wet Bell' was put into production by the Italian firm Nemo Cassina after it was spotted at the MINDCRAFT09 exhibition in Zona Tortona.
Danish Crafts works with varying curators, and as curators of MINDCRAFT13 Salto & Sigsgaard will be setting the team for the sixth MINDCRAFT exhibition in Milan. In 2008-2010, MINDCRAFT was curated by architect Karen Kjærgaard, while designer Cecilie Manz was the curator in 2011 and 2012.
Additional information on Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard
Kasper Salto (b. 1967) is a trained cabinetmaker and graduated as a designer from The Danish Design School in 1994. Kasper Salto's design work includes several pieces of furniture for Fritz Hansen - most recently the NAP chair, which was launched in 2010.
Thomas Sigsgaard (b. 1966) graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1995. He has worked for PLH Arkitekter and Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter and established his own studio in 2001.
Furniture for the United Nations Headquarters
In June 2011, Salto & Sigsgaard won the competition to design new furniture for the remodelling of the Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN building in New York. The chamber was originally designed by the Danish architect Finn Juhl and is currently undergoing extensive renovation. Salto and Sigsgaard have created a new secretariat chair, a secretariat table and a delegate table for the hall, which is due to reopen in 2013.