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Versus tapestries by Margrethe Odgaard for Ca'lyah

Versus tapestries by Margrethe Odgaard for Ca'lyah

Dezeen Showroom: Versus wall tapestries by designer Margrethe Odgaard aim to capture the colours of Kathmandu, Nepal, and were created with Himalayan craftspeople for Danish brand Ca'lyah.

The Versus Edition One tapestries are handwoven from natural wool and silk by traditional artisans in Nepal using the Tibetan Knot technique.

Versus tapestries by Margrethe Odgaard for Ca'lyah
Margrethe Odgaard paired two colours to make each of the Versus Edition One rugs

Himalayan wool is characterised by its naturally oily texture that gives it a visible lustre, and Odgaard aimed to harness this quality in the tapestries, which reflect and absorb the light so they have an evolving character throughout the day.

She based her design on research into architectural surfaces around the world, choosing colours fom the landscapes and cityscapes of Kathmandu for Versus Edition One and pairing two hues together to make each of the four styles.

Versus tapestries by Margrethe Odgaard for Ca'lyah
The natural wool and silk absorbs and reflects light

"I challenged myself to remove all elements that would distract from the rich colours, the light in the surface of the natural materials and the intricacies of the specific Tibetan Knot weaving craft," said Margrethe Odgaard.

Versus Edition One is available in both standard sizes and made to measure. A second series, Versus Edition Two, will be coming in 2023 and will explore Nordic colours.

Product: Versus Edition One
Designer: Margrethe Odgaard
Brand: Ca'lyah
Contact: [email protected]

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