MK&G messe
Period of time
29.11.23 – 3.12.23
Teaser text

From 29 November to 3 December 2023, the MK&G messe will present the latest trends in international contemporary arts & crafts. A total of 54 selected designers – including four collectives – from Germany, France, the UK, Italy, the Czech Republic, USA, Iran, Japan, China and Korea will present high-quality unique pieces from the fields of jewellery and textile design, ceramics, metal and wood. A quarter of the exhibitors are taking part in the MK&G messe for the first time. And, for the second time, the fair will promote “Young Talents” by inviting five promising young artisans to Hamburg to debut their work.

The MK&G messe is the ideal place to get to know designers in person. In addition to one-on-one conversations at the stands, entertaining Pop-Up Talks are being introduced this year as a further opportunity to find out first-hand about trends in contemporary arts and crafts. The wide price range covered by the handcrafted objects is another feature that appeals to museum guests, design fans and collectors alike. The admission ticket furthermore entitles the holder to visit the MK&G messe several times. In parallel, a solo show by the acclaimed jewellery artist Margit Jäschke will open as part of the exhibition series “Contemporary Craft”.

The MK&G messe annually confers two internationally recognised awards on exhibitors at the fair. The winner of the prestigious Justus Brinckmann Award, endowed with 7,500 euros, is chosen by the eight-member jury on behalf of the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft, the friends’ society of the MK&G. In addition, a sponsorship prize of 2,500 euros is awarded to a young artisan.

The Justus Brinckmann Award and the New Generation Award will be presented on Tuesday, 28 November 2023 at 6 pm during the opening ceremony.

The MK&G messe will be accompanied by a multifaceted supporting programme. In addition to Pop-Up Talks, MK&G Design Talks will be held on trends in contemporary arts & crafts, featuring, among others, Axel Kufus, product designer and professor at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Margit Jäschke, and Anne Petersen, publisher of the magazine “Salon”. The St. Pauli wine shop will offer daily wine tastings during the fair. 

Further information at

The MK&G messe is organised by the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg and the Justus Brinckmann Fördergesellschaft mbH.

Media partner: Salon Magazin




Kerstin Abraham, Sharareh Aghaei, Veronika Beckh, Ana Bellagamba, Saskia Detering, Antje Dienstbir, David Dott, Hendrike Farenholtz, Cécile Feilchenfeldt, Stefan Fink, Anne Fischer, Natascha Frechen, Doerthe Fuchs, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Dagmar Christina Gerke, Corrina Goutos, Susie Heuberger, Berthold Hoffmann, Si-Sook Kang & Kap-Sun Hwang, Hyunjin Kim, Nga Ching Ko, Jil Köhn, Konrad Koppold, Annette Lechler, Sihui Li, Christa Lühtje, Sanja Lulei, Christine Matthias, Helmut Menzel, Rainer Milewski, Betty Montarou, Hiroyuki Murase, Aino Nebel, Thanh-Truc Nguyen, Denise J. Reytan, Constanza Salinas, Helene Scharge, Vlastimil Šenkýř, Wolfgang Skoluda, Alexandra Stein, Katja Stelz, Antje Stutz, Anna Sykora, Karola Torkos, Tim Udvardi-Lakos, Gabi Veit, Babette von Dohnanyi, Christiane Wilhelm, Hyojung Yun & Jinhwi Lee

Emma Cogné, Sophie Jungkvist, Sho Ota, Yoann Piccardi, Davide Ronco