Margrethe Odgaard

Textile and colour designer Margrethe Odgaard apply herself to the sensual quality of colour in the surface. She works with colour as a full, sensory perception and believes that products made with the intention of nourishing the body and mind will have a positive impact on the viewer. With her intense focus on the interaction of colour, material and space, she aims to become clearer about how we as humans experience and emotionally connect with the world around us.

Odgaard shares her time equally between commercial collaborations and an artistic practice based on self-initiated research. Her clients include Kvadrat, Muuto, Montana, HAY, IKEA and Georg Jensen Damask, and her exhibition catalogue includes solo exhibitions at Röhsska Museum (SE), Designmuseo Helsinki (FI), and Munkeruphus (DK). In 2015 she received the Three-year work grant from The Danish Arts Foundation and in 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Award (SE).

In addition to running her own studio, Margrethe Odgaard is part of the design duo Included Middle together with furniture designer Chris L. Halstrøm. The two designers design furniture and objects from the two simple questions: what if colour is seen as something suggesting form, and what it form is seen as something suggesting colour.

Before setting up her design studio in 2013, Odgaard worked as a printing assistant at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, USA, followed by seven years as textile designer in the French fashion company EPICE. She graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2005 with additional studies at Rhode Island School of Design in USA.

Margrethe Odgaard Studio
Sturlasgade 14 T, 2.
Islands Brygge
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

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hello@margretheodgaard.com

Intern enquiries
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Pepple Rug for Muuto, 2018

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Bringing a new perspective to the traditional notion of a rug, Margrethe Odgaard’s Pebble Rug for Muuto plays with contrasting materials for a vibrant and sophisticated expression, paired with a modern colour palette.

Crafted with its body in a cooling jute yarn with a distinct, shiny surface, the Pebble Rug takes its name from the soft, fluffy wool loops that gives off the feeling of walking across a pebbled beach when stepping across the rug barefooted. With the fluffy loops popping up like sprouts from the ground, Pebble Rug has an at once graphic and illustrative expression, enhanced by the smoothly rounded corners between the outer jute frame and inner loop area.

Margrethe Odgaard: “Pebble Rug is inspired by the sensuous feeling of a pebbled beach with its diverse and tactile surface, inviting you to take off your shoes and walk across it barefooted. With a handwoven structure that references fashion textiles, the Pebble Rug plays with the contrasting materials of its soft, woolen loops, sitting atop a sturdy canvas base in cooling jute yarn. Pebble Rug brings a new perspective to any space through its woolen loops, popping up from the ground like sprouts in a bed of moss, joined by the distinct woven texture of its surface.”

Hand-woven in India from 100% New Zealand wool in the warp, while the jute in the weft is made from 100% vegetable fibers. 170×240 cm, 200×300 cm, 4 colours.