b. 1973, Danish Designer
Dorte Agergaard graduated in 2003 from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, graphic design studies, and in 2007 from Designskolen Kolding, textile design studies. Dorte Agergaard’s efforts to transplant one reality to another take place via photography and digital prints where she moves everyday objects around and places them in novel contexts. She plays with everyday reality and our perception of normalcy as she draws inspiration from the world around us. Her conceptual method with photographic prints that are transplanted to a new context lets her reproduce reality in a new environment, which often lends her works a humorous or surprising quality. Dorte Agergaard’s textile works have seen increasing exposure in recent years. Her exhibitions have included “100% Futures” during “100% Design” in London in 2007 and “MINDCRAFT” with Danish Crafts in Milan in April, 2008. She was recently nominated for the home design magazine Bolig Magasinet’s Design Award 2009 in the category “Upcoming Designer”.
PURE_NATURE is a pillow collection where each pillow consists of two motifs and thus has two ‘fronts’. The collection features six different pillows in three different sizes. The theme for PURE_NATURE is ‘keep it pure’. The motifs on the pillows represent a “pure” and direct transfer of reality from nature and from the home. This is underscored by Dorthe Agergaard’s use of digital prints of photographs on textile – a method that she has been exploring in recent years. Dorthe Agergaard says, “I am fascinated with the endless possibilities in digital printing, which I seek to reflect in my finished designs by combining, connecting or moving motifs and placing them into novel contexts.”