Open 1, 2 and 3
by Louise Campbell

A series of drawings exploring variations on a single set of rules.

Open 1, 2 and 3
A series of drawings exploring variations on a single set of rules: Twenty-four horizontal and fifty-four vertical creases are hand drawn with red felt-tip pens. As each wavy line expands or contracts the pattern, the same underlying principle leads to very different outcomes, based mainly on variations in spacing. The drawings emerged as a good illustration of this year’s MINDCRAFT theme, ‘in between’, as their focus is precisely on the journey from one point to the next.

paper and felt-tip pen

300 x 261 cm

shades of red

Louise Campbell
designer, b. 1970
Louise Campbell engages in both commercial and experimental design work, creating products of many different types and on very different scales. She does not restrict herself to a single medium but works in any material that makes sense in the given situation and offers form-related opportunities and challenges. She approaches every project as a new adventure and draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including the creative process itself. Her working process is both playful and intense, and when she takes on a topic she likes to explore it in depth, favouring longer, intensive processes over a larger number of more superficial projects.

1996 to date: own studio
1995: Graduated from The Danish Design School (now Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design)
1992: Graduated from the London College of Furniture

Selected clients
Louis Poulsen, Zanotta, Baccarat, Muuto, Georg Jensen, HAY, Royal Copenhagen and Holmegaard

Selected grants and honours
2014: H.H. Bruun’s Endowment for the Promotion of Art, Denmark
2011: Martha & Paul René Gaugin’s Foundation, Denmark
2009: Prince Eugen Medal, Sweden

Selected exhibitions
2014: Guest of Honour at IMM Cologne, designer of Das Haus
2009: Solo exhibition at Maison du Danemark, Paris
2002: ‘Waiting Rooms’, TRAPHOLT – Museum of Modern Art, Applied Art, Design and Architecture, Kolding, Denmark

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Die Neue Samlung, Munich



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The Castaway <br>by benandsebastian
Open 1, 2 and 3 <br>by Louise Campbell
InsideOut <br>by Rosa Tolnov Clausen
Fontanella <br>by Claydies
Terroir <br>by Edvard-Steenfatt
Pedestal <br>by Halstrøm-Odgaard
Basic Bar <br>by Ole Jensen
Eiffel <br>by Jørgensen-Depping
Tram <br>by Akiko Kuwahata
Solid Table <br>by Cecilie Manz
Selfie <br>by Eske Rex
Dish – Between Earth and Sky <br>by Tora Urup
Umspiral <br>by Henrik Vibskov
Point of View <br>by Jakob Wagner