June 17 2016
Designer Margrethe Odgaard won the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2016 earlier this month. An tremendous achievement on its own. We congratulate.
The award committee’s motivation, "Margrethe Odgaard uses textiles as her basis for design. By thinking with her hands, her approach is at once artisan, tactile, and well thought through. Using both poetic and consistent colour and pattern studies, Odgaard creates coherence in a breath-taking process that is imbued with musicality. Her artistic vision is propelled by her desire for creation and enrichment in which knowledge, ideas, and skills are shared generously and with perseverance."
Margrethe says, "What drives my work, is a constant search for fresh ways of exploring colour and pattern in the material. Educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2005 with additional studies at Rhode Island School of Design in USA, my focus as a textile designer is on colours, patterns, and tactility."
Skagerak says, "Well done, Margrethe you deserve it. We look forward to be working with you more in the future. We look forward to your true colors and vivid designs".