Posts tagged as 'Astrid Krogh'

'Morild' light installation by Astrid Krogh

Astrid Krogh, educated textile designer, creates the most sophisticated light installations using sources such as neon lights, LEDs or optic fibres. Her newest piece is this delicate ‘light tapestry’ which is currently exhibited within Astrid’s solo exhibition at Galleri NB in Viborg, Denmark. ‘Morild’ consists of a perforated wooden wall with illuminated spots – the endings of fiberoptic threads which are arranged in fragments of an ornament. The light source can be programmed to switch coulor and intensity in fast or slow intervals.

The exhibition LYS(T)VEJ will be open until 18 september 2010.

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'Soft Structure' by Ditte Hammerstrøm

Within this year’s Fuori Salone program Danish Crafts, an independent institution established under the Danish Ministry of Culture, will once again showcase the most recent works of 14 selected Danish designers: MINDCRAFT

The exhibition is on display in Zona Tortona, Spazio Vuoto, 55a via Savona.

'The Art of Napkin Folding' by Margrethe Odgaard

“The exhibition asks us to consider many of the absurdities of everyday life and society that we have more or less come to take for granted and consider normal.

Thus, MINDCRAFT10 is an exhibition that probes our conscience, appeals to us and challenges us, compelling us to consider and address the messages conveyed by the works and to answer the questions they raise.”

'Yellow Fin' by Salto Sigsgaard

'Twinkle' clock by Astrid Krogh

'The Pet' by Louise Hindsgavl

to the Danish Crafts website

'Incitament' in Aalborg, 2009

The Copenhagen based textile designer realised some new stunning light installations. One of them is the 6 x 6 meter neon tapestry for Gigantium, a culture center in Aalborg, which is made from a beautyfully composed raster of neon tubes in several gradings of green.

'Incitament' in Aalborg, 2009

’5240 Vollsmose’ in Odense is a gigantic ornament on the roof top of the local culture center that moves slowly around its own axis. The 4 x 4 m symbol is made from LED and aluminium. According to the multi-cultural residents of this area the pattern is inspired from geometrical patterns in carpet design and architecture, especially from the Islamic world.

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

to the Astrid Krogh website

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

The Danish practice schmidt hammer lasse architects realised this sports centre in Birkerød, a small town in the north of Copenhagen. The façade’s long sweeping lines and striking sculptural roof contours evoke a sense of movement and activity. This is underlined by a giant sun blind system designed by the Danish textile designer Astrid Krogh.

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The sports and activity centre is a multifunctional structure. The new building includes a large multipurpose hall with enough space to accommodate two handball courts with accompanying mobile spectator stands, as well as a V.I.P. lounge. The centre also houses two smaller halls. This means the complex can accommodate major sporting events, concerts and other cultural events, but also be adapted for school sporting events and local sports initiatives requiring smaller, more intimate settings.

The new centre is located in the midst of existing football pitches and the old public swimming baths, both of which have received a facelift, and now include a new grandstand for the football pitch and a full-scale remodelling of the public swimming baths which are now significantly larger. This bridges the gap between the existing sports and recreational facilities to create a more coherent offer for sports and cultural activities in Birkerød.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The new centre represents a quantum leap from the typical Danish sports facilities typically characterised by large rectangular halls with laminated wood arches. Birkerød Sports centre is very different in terms of both flexibility and design.

The aesthetics and design of Birkerød Sports centre are immediately distinctive – with its long curves it is a bold and beautiful sculptured focal point for the local community, combining sports, cultural and recreational activities in the Birkerød area.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

“The series of façades are decorated by graphic artist Astrid Krogh, Denmark. The black circles form interconnected patterns when the louvres are closed and daylight shines in through the oblong window sections. The façades were developed especially for this building project and have since been honoured by inclusion in the Danish Ministry of Culture’s Canon for Design and Craft Art.”

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

Birkerød Sports and Leisure Centre

to the schmidt hammer lassen architects profile @ Architonic

Fri 21.8.

‘Flora’ by Astrid Krogh

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Flora', a 'neon tapestry' by Astrid Krogh

'Flora', a 'neon tapestry' by Astrid Krogh

With her colourful ‘Neon wallpapers’ and her delicate luminous weavings the Danish textile designer Astrid Krogh has not only lighten up some rather dry environments such as the Danish Parliament or the headquarter of the Danish State Railway – many of her works are associated with the architecture of well-known international practices.

Detail of 'Flora'

Detail of 'Flora'

Astrid’s latest neon light installation is ‘Flora’, a decoration for the Nikolai Quarter in Kolding, Denmark, which was commissioned by the Commune of Kolding. The renovated quarter is a complex of schools and other social institutions and its new central place was designed by the Danish landscape architect Kristine Jensen.

In contrast to Astrids previous neon tapestries ‘Flora’ is less patterned but a very free composition of old floral ornaments.

'Lightfall' made of optic fibres, for the NRGI headquarter which was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

'Lightfall' made of optic fibres, for the NRGI headquarter which was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

One of her latest projects is a wall decoration for the NRGI headquarter in Århus, Denmark, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. The tapestry ‘Lightfall’ she created for the elevator inside the atrium of the building is made of optical fibres, a material Astrid has been using for several years. By cutting some of the fibres the light conduction is interruted and the light rays out at certain spots.

'Blue' is a curtain woven of optic fibres, the colour of the curtain is slowly and constantly changing

'Blue' is a curtain woven of optic fibres, the colour of the curtain is slowly and constantly changing

to the Astrid Krogh website