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Designed by Margrethe Odgaard, Re-wool is a beautiful upholstery fabric with a durable profile containing 45% recycled wool. The textile is partly made by reusing offcuts from spinners from Kvadrat factories in the UK. "The idea was to create a textile that is both honest and environmentally friendly with a poetic touch by recycling the remains of materials from Kvadrat's own production" explains Margrethe Odgaard.
Re-wool exhibits exceptional depth of color, creating a dynamic play on the surface of the textile when applied to furniture. From a distance the textile appears as a smooth blend but, when viewed up close, it reveals the vibrant, subtly nuanced details of recycled yarn and a leveled, almost three-dimensional surface. The colors in the Re-wool palette are all chosen from Margrethe Odgaard's “Shades of the Nordic Spectrum” hand-painted sample collection. Light in the northern hemisphere often comes indirectly from the celestial sphere. Reflections of this inspiration, the colors of the Re-wool textile are composed of mixed notes, inspired by the transitions from light to dark specific to Scandinavia.
Margrethe Odgaard: “When developing the pallet, I was particularly keen to find the right balance between warp and weft. I thought of shimmering pearls on a recycled wool base. It was important to me that the tones of the weft had a certain glow that could lift the color of the dark base. It reminds me of the morning dew on the blades of grass."
Both elegant and very resistant, the Re-wool fabric is suitable for both private and public spaces. It is certified by the European Union eco-label ("the flower").
Composition 45% recycled wool, 45% new wool, 10% nylon – worsted yarn
Durability 100 000 Martindale
Width approx. 140 cm (55 inches)
The European Union eco-label is awarded to textile products made in Europe with a manufacturing process limiting pollution and use of substances toxic to the environment or to health. It also certifies the good resistance of the textile to washing, drying and light exposure.
Margrethe Odgaard is a Danish designer of textiles and colors. Constantly looking for new ways to explore colors and patterns, she works in particular from perceptions of the different senses. Touch is therefore of particular importance and complements the visual impression. Margrethe Odgaard defends the idea that products made with the intention of nourishing the body and mind will have a positive impact on the viewer.
A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Margrethe Odgaard also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. Before setting up her own studio, she worked for several years as a textile designer at the French fashion company EPICE and was also a print assistant at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.