A flat-pack design, consisting of lengths of Trevira fabric attached to a steel frame.
The pedestal cabinet is a somewhat forgotten piece of furniture that nonetheless has a very practical function. It lets us hide away or display objects in our home. As a construction that can be used to elevate and highlight an object, it plays with the contrast between monumental expression and everyday practicality. This pedestal cabinet is a flat-pack design, consisting of lengths of Trevira fabric attached to a steel frame assembled with screws. The construction reflects the meeting between the two designers’ professional domains: furniture and textile design. Traditional pedestals are often made of marble, a material with an air of depth and inscrutability. To translate these qualities into the textile medium, two layers of fabric in different shades of colour were used to create an optical blend of colours and a poetic expression.
Trevira textile from Kvadrat and powder-coated steel
40 x 40 x 110 cm
Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, furniture designer, b. 1977
Margrethe Odgaard, textile designer, b. 1978
The design duo Halstrøm-Odgaard was formed in 2014. Their primary materials are wood, steel and textile, but they also work in other materials, depending on the task at hand. An important aspect of their working process is an interest in the interactions and potential of form, colours and patterns, and their work often explores the capability of patterns and colours to suggest form and, conversely, the capability of form to suggest patterns. They draw inspiration from many sources, including modern art and the built-in contrast between the two designers’ respective professional backgrounds.
CV – Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm
2007: Graduated from The Danish Design School (now Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design)
Selected clients – Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm
Skagerak and Design Nation
CV – Margrethe Odgaard
2005: Graduated from The Danish Design School (now Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design)
Selected clients – Margrethe Odgaard
Georg Jensen Damask and HAY
Selected grants and honours
2014: Danish Arts Foundation
2014: Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968
2014: L.F. Foghts Fond
2014: Solo exhibition: ‘Included Middle’, Superobjekt Galleri, Copenhagen
2014: Group exhibition: RE_Form, Frama/Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen
2014: Dine Drink Danish Design, pop-up exhibition, Designmuseum Danmark