Margrethe Odgaard

Margrethe Odgaard’s work is driven by a constant search for fresh ways of exploring colour and pattern in material. In addition to running her own design studio in Copenhagen, she is part of the duo INCLUDED MIDDLE together with furniture designer Chris L. Halstrøm.

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 for several years as a textile designer at French fashion company EPICE. This followed a spell as a printing assistant at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

The making of Re-wool

VP Design Kvadrat Stine Osther and designer Margrethe Odgaard about the making of Re-wool, about recycling materials and about creating an intriguing colour palette 

A conversation with Margrethe Odgaard

‘In developing the palette, I have focused specifically on finding the right balance between warp and weft. I thought of shimmering pearls on a recycled woollen base. It was important to me, that the tones in the weft had a certain glow that could lift the colour from the dark base. It reminds me of early morning dew on blades of grass.’

Learn more about Margrethe Odgaards approach to design and colours in this video