Our Home Collection
The Bag of Bread and the Tea and Coffee cosy are both part of the OUR HOME COLLECTION. The products are made of recycled classic white-and-blue chequered dish towels. Victoria Ladefoged is fascinated with the geometric shapes and lines of the material, and when she secured a permanent arrangement with the laundry service De Forenede Dampvaskerier she had the idea, the occasion and the opportunity to use the material more extensively. She finds inspiration in moods, for example related to traditional tailoring techniques or historic costumes, in exhibitions or museums or in books. With the kitchen series Ladefoged expands the use of the dish towel and gives it a central place in setting a table. The Bag of Bread and the Tea and Coffee cosy are simple and functional designs where the material speaks for itself.
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b. 1976, Danish designer
Victoria Ladefoged has a BA in fashion from the Kolding School of Design from 1999 and an MA in Women’s Fashion from the Royal College of Art in London from 2001. She is also trained as a men’s tailor. Victoria Ladefoged exhibited at Designmuseum Danmark in 2009, Politiken’s gallery in 2010 and, most recently, in Øksnehallen in 2011. She also took part in both CC14 and CC15. Today, Victoria Ladefoged is involved in the store Sort Slips Hvidt Slips (Black tie white tie) in the heart of Copenhagen. In recent years, Victoria has been working with recycled wood and fabric in her company re:something. Here she uses recycled materials from the laundry service De Forenede Dampvaskerier, among other sources. For example, she has used discarded waiter’s aprons, dish towels and hospital sheets. She also makes products of recycled wood, typically fruit and vegetable crates or red/white road barrier bars. Ladefoged explains that in her working process she aims for a simple and slightly rustic expression while maintaining a constant focus on and passion for details. All Victoria’s products are hand-made in Denmark of recycled materials. Her designs have their roots in Danish craft traditions with an added playful element, and her goal is to create high-quality products in a sustainable fashion. Victoria’s characteristic is striking Danish design made in Denmark with skill and knowledge. Her design is simple and clean with implicit elements of humour and playfulness. Sustainability is a serious issue, but it does not always have to be presented that way. If we turn sustainable design into a matter of guilt and obligation, the concept will die out.