Margrethe Odgaard is a Danish textile and colour designer dedicated to exploring the sensory and emotional effects of colour. Her work is grounded in the belief that colour perception is a holistic, sensory experience, and she is committed to creating products that not only please the eye but also nurture the body and mind, fostering a positive impact on the observer. Since establishing her design studio in 2013, Margrethe dedicates her time equally to an artistic practice rooted in self-initiated research, and to engaging in commercial design collaborations with leading industry brands that bring the research to life.
Margrethe has showcased her work in solo exhibitions at prestigious venues including Röhsska Museum (Sweden), Designmuseo Helsinki (Finland), Willumsen’s Museum (Denmark) and Munkeruphus (Denmark). She has also authored “Shades of Light,” a meticulously curated book featuring 276 colours developed specifically for the unique Nordic light. She has been honoured with various prizes and awards, including the prestigious Torsten & Wanja Söderberg Prize in 2016 and most recently, The Art, Design, and Architecture Prize from the Einar Hansen og Hustru fru Vera Hansens Fond in 2023.