Formland offers a unique setup for startups within interior, art, fashion or delicacies. If you are interested in B2B trade and your company has existed for 1-5 years, Creators Community is a great opportuity for you as a first-time exhibitor.
Talent, creativity and innovation is in focus when Formland gathers the most talented entrepreneurs from Northern Europe at the pulsating startup event Creators Community. By matching professional buyers, exhibitors and other entrepreneurs, the purpose of Creators Community is to support talented, creative entrepreneurs on their way to live out their dream as successfull self-employed.
As a Creators Community exhibitor you will get a 6 m² stand with a discount of 80% on the regular stand fee. Furthermore, you will take part in a FREE MENTORING PROGRAMME and participate in the competition to winn the prestigious DESIGN AWARD including a price of € 5,000 plus a 12 m² stand at the next edition of Formland.
The exhibitors at Creators Community, the start-up event by Formland, will be linked with a professional mentor (eg. a designer or director) from the Danish corporate sector. Please be aware that communication with the mentors will be conducted in English only.
The mentoring process is FREE OF CHARGE and it will prepare you for the fair, how to act professoinally and how to follow up on contacts afterwards. Furthermore, your mentor will share good advice and experiences. After the fair, you have the possibility to take part in a supplementary process with your mentor.
As a selected exhibitor at Creators Community it is important that you are committed and engaged, and we expect you to take a responsible approach to the mentoring programme. If you do so, you will undoubtedly get valuable knowledge from the process.
A professional jury will announce the winner on the first day of the fair.
The jury comprises Anders Nørgaard (Designer and Owner of 'Nørgaard Design'), Helle Blok (Editor in chief of 'Bolig Magasinet' and 'BoligPluss') and Lena Boel (Owner of 'BOEL Brand & Business').
Stay top of mind among the buyers and continue as an exhibitor at Formland. We offer Creators Community participants a discount on the two following Formland fairs.
The prestigious Creators Community Design Award was awarded to GLØD. The brand was awarded because of the promising lightweight portable lamp with a healthy light, that does not interfere with the body's natural sleep hormone.
58 creative entrepreneurs from Northern Europe were selected for Creators Community 2020. The winner proudly received the award which includes a stand at Formland Autumn 2020 and a cheque for € 5,000.
The prestigious Creators Community Design Award was awarded to Morten Sørensen from ISH Spirits. The brand was awarded because of the promising concept within a brand new category of alcohol free spirits showing great export potential.
A total of 50 creative entrepreneurs from the Northern Europe were selected for Creators Community 2019.
Jacob Kocemba and Bo Sten Hansen, who together form the company Copenhagen Sparkling Tea, have enjoyed great succes since they first took part at Formland in 2018 where they also won the Creators Community Award.
Designer Lasse Sundgaard has developed the bike rack GREN with a design so beautiful and functional that it won the prestigious "German Design Award" 2018.
At Formland Spring 2016 Lasse was selected to exhibit at Creators Community with his company 'Made by BENT' - and he has exhibited at Formland since then.
In 2015 a family member asked Lasse Sundgaard to create a suspended shelf so that he could hang and showcase his bike. Lasse accepted the challenge and developed a suspension that fits beautifully with modern, interior design; both with and without a bicycle. It has been a long process for Lasse to develop the right solution, but the result is so successful that he has recently won the German Design Award in the category "Bikes and E-bikes".
'Formland was the first professional fair that we attended. The first time we participated at Formland, we had no experience. Both before and at the fair, the team behind Formland was a great help and all our questions were replyed in a kindly and competent way. As a small brand we achieved a lot of help during the online guidance. Now, we are more experienced but are still met with great kindness and professionalism. Besides networking, we meet new exhibitors and we feel like one big Formland family.
Each time we exhibit at Formland we are excited about which initiatives they have made to make the experience even better for the visitors. We experience a great mix of exhibitors presenting new ideas, which are incorporated in a Formland concept at the trend areas and give a good overall impression. Besides the trend areas that work really well, you also notice the love to the details. As a visitor, you are inspired everywhere - not just the halls and products, but the people behind the fair also make it an experience to join Formland.
In our car back home we always look forward to the next Formland fair.
It was Harald Hermanrud’s functional and uncompromising design of the wall unit HOMER that resulted in the price of BEST DESIGN at Formland in February 2017. Expectantly he participated at Formland with his different approach to his working method as a designer and exhibiting his wall unit, HOMER. The participation and attention was the reason that he has now proceeded towards making his dream come true as an entrepreneur. He now works determined to become a designer and control his own production.
His approach to design and product development spring from the traditions of Danish design, where the craftsmanship and functional design are combined in a timeless expression. To ensure the high quality, Harald has chosen to have the main responsibility of production of the wall unit, but in close cooperation with acknowledged manufacturers. The HOMER unit system is his first range of products that exist of a frame, where you can place a selection of shelves, boxes and trays to adapt to the users.
Harald Hermanrud participated at Creators Community with an ambition to get the sale started, to be able to develop more products and to get his business idea tested. At the community his network of professionals at home and abroad expanded, and at the same time it became the first step into the retail market as a designer.
“As an entrepreneur you sometimes have to be at the right place at the right time to develop your business. For me, exhibiting at Formland has had a definite importance - it has resulted in specific outcome, increased sale, and has opened the doors to new collaborations. There is no doubt that Creators Community is the perfect place to start as an entrepreneur when you want to make your dream come true.”
At Formland Autumn 2017 Harald Hermanrud will be exhibiting again. He looks forward to coming back – this time in the attractive ONE area in Hall F.
PIECE of DENMARK is a new Danish brand that won the price for BEST DESIGN at the entrepreneur event at Formland Spring in February.
The company is located in Aarhus and PIECE of DENMARK focuses on designing unique interior products with a perfect finish.
Their love for the craftmanship and focus on the choise of material and detail make their products in a class of their own. They constantly move in the borderline territory between design and the sculptural, and the products make an impression.
All products are Limited Editons and are produced in Denmark and Scandinavia.
"The Formland award payed a lot of attention both at home and abroad, and the attention has definitely opened up doors and new exciting opportunities".
We have achieved new distributors and PIECE of DENMARK grows steadily as a business. The design award has definitely increased the interest from abroad.
"Winning the price was a huge recognition as well and gave us the energy boost to continue the business and product portfolio - and at Formland Autumn the design COGNAC made of glass can be ordered. New products are in the pipeline and at PIECE of DENMARK they believe that creating outstanding products in high quality is the best foundation for creating durable products that last for generations. We believe that we as indivicuals need to be surrounded by timeless design made by talented craftsmen", says Susanne Holmvang.
If you are an entrepreneur, if your business has existed for no more than 1-5 years and if you have not previously exhibited at Formland, you can apply for a stand at Creators Community during Formland Spring 2022.
Please note that you are only eligible to apply if you have a product line or a concept within one of the following sectors:
As a Creators Community exhibitor you will get a 6 m² stand for only € 200 (an 80% discount). The price includes light, electricity and assembly. If your product line/concept is within furniture, a 12 m² stand will be taken into account.
Furthermore, your stand must be staffed continiously during the opening hours of the fair.
If you get selected for Creators Community, you will become a part of an exciting and dynamic start-up community giving you access to a strong network. Besides, your products will be displayed among national as well as international buyers.
Please apply for Creators Community 2022 below. Deadline for applying is 9 October 2021.