Impressive color intensity and fascinating color details

Textile designer Margrethe Odgaard, who is also behind Kvadrat’s recycled fabric Re-wool, has created the wool fabric Atlas, a design that captivates with its mottled expression and precisely nuanced blend of colors. She has achieved this novel mélange look with the help of a construction in which two yarns of different colors, themselves each consisting of two colors, are woven into the weft and warp. The special thing about Odgaard’s melange design is that the colors come out through the structure of the material. The result is a textile with impressive color intensity and fascinating color details. Since Atlas is made of virgin sheep’s wool, all the positive properties of the wool fiber come into play: virgin sheep’s wool not only provides cozy warmth in winter, but also a pleasant freshness in summer and excellent moisture management all year round. In addition, the wool fabric is low odor, antibacterial and water and dirt repellent. Soiling can therefore simply be brushed off after it has dried.

Name Atlas
Designer Margerethe Odgaard
Pattern Solid
Material Virgin sheep wool
Weight 540 gr/lfm
Resilience 100,000 Martindale
Pilling 4-5
Light fastness 7
Temperature regulation Very high
Robustness Very high
Care Brushes / Hand wash
Country of manufacture Great Britain from Kvadrat
Designer: Margrethe Odgaard

Her work is characterized by a constant search for new methods to explore the interplay of color and pattern in the material. In addition to her own design studio in Copenhagen, she forms the duo INCLUDED MIDDLE together with furniture designer Chris L. Halstrøm.

Margrethe Odgaard, a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA. Before eventually opening her own studio, she worked for several years as a textile designer at the French fashion company EPICE and as a printing assistant at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

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