A table runner that insists on getting up from the table and becoming a centre piece, a dramatic centre of attention for the table setting, where the decorative element radiates playfulness.
Flip Flap Fold is a table runner that insists on getting up from the table and becoming a centre piece, a dramatic focal point for the table setting, where the decorative aspect radiates playfulness, and a humorous touch takes the stuffiness down a notch. Flip Flap Fold makes the otherwise slightly neglected and bourgeois table runner the centre of attention. Where the table linen normally leads a rather discreet life, hidden under the fruit bowl or the centre piece, here it takes centre stage. Flip Flap Fold combines the surface of the tablecloth with the sculptural qualities of the napkin.
Margrethe Odgaard took part in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 2007 and received grants from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation and from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Currently, Margrethe Odgaard is developing designs for IKEA, and in 2010 part of her textile design was put into production by HAY. Works by Margrethe Odgaard were featured in Danish Crafts’ Collections CC11, CC12 and CC13 as well as MINDCRAFT 10.
Margrethe Odgaard’s designs are often based on an existing product or tradition that she endeavours to refine or redefine in a new form or material. This effort may involve a technique that she wants to test or a sensation that she wants to convey. Most of her work uses textile or paper. Anything can act as a source of inspiration for Margrethe Odgaard, but music and art are particularly essential, as are old traditions and talking with people who are passionate about something. Her works are characterised by being graphic and simple with a touch of humour.
A crucial aspect in Margrethe Odgaard’s work is precision in form, content and materials. She pays great attention to the effects of colour and pattern on form and function, and aim for the colour to go beyond mere decoration.
b. 1978, textile designer. Graduated from The Danish Design School in 2005 and from the Rhode Island School of Design.