Graffiti Collection – Mimi & Moto
Graffiti Collection is directly inspired by the graffiti scene in Philadelphia and New York and employs some of the visual effects known from graffiti. Textiles are traditionally a very time-consuming medium to work with, unlike the medium of graffiti, which is produced quickly and can be decoded more intuitively. Odgaard’s cushions reflect some of this immediacy as a counterpoint to the otherwise very carefully designed textile product.
The cushions are individually spray-painted by hand and then flat-screen printed with pigments. They are available in a wide range of bright shades and variations: Moto comes in black, grey, red, blue and neon pink, while Mimi comes in black, grey, red, blue, pink and neon yellow. The cushions are made in 90% linen and 10% cotton. All the cushions are made by Odgaard herself and have a unique, yet consistent expression.
b. 1978, Danish Textile Designer
Margrethe Odgaard graduated from The Danish Design School, textile studies, in 2005 and also studied at Rhode Island School of Design in USA. In 2007 she was selected to participate in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition. In 2006, 2007 and 2009 she was awarded grants from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation, and in 2008 and 2009 she received grants from The Danish Arts Foundation. In 2008, Margrethe Odgaard decorated the restaurant Mielcke & Hurtigkarl in Frederiksberg Park. Odgaard works with reactive printing techniques on linen and cotton, and her works are based on experiments with a single overarching idea that intrigues her, and which she wants to explore in depth; this may be a technique that she wants to test or a sensation that she wants to convey. Odgaard finds much of her inspiration in music and art, including street art, and these elements form the basis for the simple, graphic patterns and humorous repetitions in her unique expression.