Textile designer Margrethe Odgaard and furniture designer Christina Liljeberg Halstrøm has worked with the title Included Middle as a starting point for how the designers meet the users and allows them to interact with the objects. The exhibition is also about the meeting between user and object, but also on the meeting between the designers’ own profession:
“Where colors and patterning often used as surface decoration, we are interested in examining how it can be integrated into the home’s objects, so it has a function, and makes you read the three-dimensional objects differently. What does this mean for the three-dimensional shaping of objects that undergo patterning and color scheme, and what it means to add three-dimensional shaping of patterns? And what are the possibilities for creating expressions that communicates with the user in a new way so they understand that they have the ability to influence what they surround themselves with? So show color, patterning and shape as a puzzle with pieces that highlight and create each other from an inner logic, but not only has one solution, but several aesthetic truths “.
The exhibition will consist of wall-to-wall carpeting, a modular shelving system, a divan, a tiled table, two dice game and hand-stitched embroidery on the walls.
Margrethe Odgaard and Christina Liljeberg Halstrøm first met a year ago. Despite different backgrounds and forms of expression, they soon found together in a new constellation, which gave them the opportunity to explore their subjects, textiles and furniture, in a new way compared to how they work separately. They work daily from their design studio with its own exhibition projects or for producers as Georg Jensen Damask and Trip Trap, but the exhibition Included Middle they have gone whole hog and have applied what is their common idiom. Their Included Middle.