Kvadrat Atlas Fabric
Atlas, designed by Margrethe Odgaard, is a woolen upholstery textile created for the Kvadrat collection. It particularly stands out for its new mélange expression and meticulously nuanced color blends. Margrethe Odgaard has achieved this with a construction that unites two different colored yarns – each of which combines two colors – in the warp and the weft. With Atlas, unlike other mélanges, the colors are not blended in the fibers. Instead, they are expressed, pattern-like, through the structure of the material. As a result, the textile offers exceptional color intensity and intricate color details.
Margrethe Odgaard is a Danish textile and color designer driven by constantly searching for a fresh way of exploring color and pattern. She works with color as a whole and sensory perception and believes that products made to nourish the body and mind will positively impact the viewer.
A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Margrethe Odgaard also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA. Before setting up her studio, she worked as a textile designer for several years at the French fashion company EPICE. After this, she worked as a printing assistant at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.
Odgaard shares her time equally between commercial collaborations and an artistic practice based on self-initiated research. She aims to become more precise about how humans experience and emotionally connect with the world around us.