Before founding her own studio in 2012, textile designer Margrethe Odgaard worked for seven years developing colours and patterns for the French fashion company Epice. She is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts as well as Rhode Island School of Design and has never lost the curiosity and playfulness that connects with people. Her designs are sculptural and conceptual: a menu printed on bread, forms that move back and forth from the second and third dimension, patterns that invite a lingering stare. Through her work she is motivated to express patterns in a tactile manner, without becoming purely decorative or sacrificing functionality, and the clever use of different dyes are among the first thing noticed about her work. In 2013 she created her own colour index, custom blending 310 colours and archiving them on wooden popsicle sticks, which for her reintroduced a rich and luminous character to communicating colours.
Margrethe Odgaard frequently collaborates with Danish-Swedish furniture designer Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, and her growing list of prestigious clients includes Georg Jensen, Søren Rose Studio, Hay, Ikea, Roskilde Festival, and Designmuseum Danmark.