QUILT & STRIPES
Collaboration with the danish fashion designer Mads Nørgaard.
The collaboration started in early spring 2013 based on a common ambition of modern sustainability and recycling. Based on a love for scraps, remnants, left over material and abandoned textiles, things I have worked with for over the past 10 years, Mads Nørgaard and I designed the collection out of remnants from the iconic, striped 101 T-shirt. Originally designed in 1967 by Jørgen Nørgaard
Here's what Mads Nørgaard says about the project:
” Our collaboration originated in a common ambition of recycling and sustainability, combined with our high desires for aesthetics and fashionable seduction. At the same time we both have a weak spot for things that are a bit quiet and not too noisy . We appreciate handmade products and products where you intuitively sense that it has taken time and care in processing. We embarked on the project in spring in 2013 and agreed from the start that we would take our time with this and wait until everything was right – and now the first six rugs are finished! Each rug is unique and the pattern laid up by hand, depending on which residues were available – therefore each item varies in color and shape. We like to think of it as a tribute to the beautiful old American quilted blankets, as we know from the settler period. And yes, there will be more, but only when we have enough of the right leftovers … ”
The quilts are filled with 100 % organic, unbleached wadding, sewed with a soft unbleached øko-tex 100 canvas on the back. No two are alike. The quilts are all handmade and sewn at Place Du Bleu in Copenhagen.
Place de Bleu was established in 2010 with an ambition to rethink the Scandinavian design tradition, inspired from other countries and cultures. At the same time it aims to create a sustainable production and a better future for marginalized immigrant women who make up the workforce at Place de Bleu . To learn more about Place de Bleu, please visit their website here.
Available at "Nørgaard paa Strøget" in Copenhagen. Get more information here.