Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday Artist: Margrethe Odgaard

For more than a decade, designer Margrethe Odgaard of Denmark has used color diaries to "see more specifically" — to document her environment and its surroundings and objects so that she can remain "open [to] a new dimension inside as well as outside" herself.

Below, in a brief video interview with Louisiana Channel, Odgaard explains what she does, how, and why. She was interviewed at her studio in Copenhagen in February 2016.

Winner in 2016 of the Torsten och Wanja Soderbergs Prize, a prestigious design award, Odgaard is part of Included Middle, which she co-founded with furniture designer Chris L. Halstrom. In the past, she has collaborated with a number of famous brands, including Georg Jensen. She was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, and worked as a printing assistant at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, and as a textile designer for EPICE, a French fashion company.

Currently, Odgaard is enjoying through August 27 an exhibition at Designmuseo, Helsinki, Finland.

Margrethe Odgaard Website

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