Rite is specifically created for Kinfolk Gallery’s rooms, and it stages the window opening between hallway and living room. The innovative element is to make the window a dominating object of the room, activating the light in an optic play with colours, transparency and reflection.
The word “rite” marks the change in a transition from one stage to another. I have highlighted the experience of the opening between the two rooms by working with acrylic glass in an enlarged window frame. The window pops into the living room with a closed facade and is open on the back towards the hallway. The transparent dichroic filter reflects the light differently according to where you are in the room and casts coloured shadows.
Materials: 10 mm acrylic glass, dichroic filter and sandblasted filter
Dimensions: 690 x 910 x 660 mm
REFORM is an opportunity to rewind in a business with a lot of fast forward. Any given object with a story can be reformed, and any given time needs reforms.
It is important to question the things that surround us and ask ourselves, if we can do different and better. This is a movement I would like to be a part of.
As a textile designer Margrethe Odgaard is particularly focused on colours, patterns and surface. Colours precede form in the understanding of objects. According to the Institute of Colour Research in USA it takes less than 90 seconds to understand an object, and between 62 and 90 percent of the interpretation is based on the colours alone. This is why Margrethe Odgaard puts a lot of work into clarifying what kind of function and effect colour, pattern and surface can contain to communicate with the user in the best possible way.
Margrethe Odgaard works out of her own workshop at Islands Brygge, Copenhagen, and creates artistic projects on the side of developing designs for a number of renowned companies as Muuto and Georg Jensen Damask.
Margrethe Odgaard took part in REFORM 2014, as part of the duo HALSTRØM-ODGAARD.