Emdal
A WORLD HUG

ABOUT

 
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About

Emdal Studio creates ONE OF A KIND textile collectible formats, tapetries, patterns, structures & wearable accessories that give great physical value to human beings.

The studio was created in 2007 by Signe Emdal -a danish Fine artist in textile crafts - immersed in radiant material building and fusions of traditional methods of textile making.

The core of Signe´s creative practice is to embody ambience, study sensations and translate the informations into physical materials and concepts.

She is inspired by ancient & indigenous cultural philosophies and their way of connecting sky & earth through hand made art work.

Signe is devoted to wool fibers, -exploring its property to make spacial sensations of soothing embrace.

She uses a variety of textile digital tools and hybrids of classic analogue textile techniques, exploring how to create materials that brings out these physical experiences.

She is intrigued by playful transitions between digital and physical, back to digital (x repeat) and also how to use social media for real life connections with fellow artists around the globe, to bring out new futuristic collaborative results.

Signe is currently hosting a new instagram feed called @aworldhug - a feed that shares & unites The finest artists of todays contemporary crafted formats.

WORK

Poem by D. H. Lawrence: from Pansies, 1929

…whatever a woman makes and makes it live,
lives because of the life put into it.

a Navajo woman, weaving her rug in the pattern of her dream.

must run the pattern out in a little break at the end
so that her soul can come out, back to her.

But in the odd pattern, like snake marks on the sand, it leaves its trail…

Photo by Theis Mortensen

Photo by Theis Mortensen

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OBJET DE´ ART:

/TAPESTRIES

/BLANKETS

/RUGS

/SCULPTURAL FIBER MATERIALS

/PATTERN ARTWORK

/INTERIOR FABRICS

/FASHION FABRICS

/SCARVES

/ART PHOTOGRAPHY

TOOLS:

/VINTAGE ANALOGUE CARPET LOOM

/VINTAGE DIGITAL INDUSTRIAL KNITTING

/HIGH TECH DIGITAL INDUSTRIAL WEAVING

/ANALOGUE CAMERAS

My services to the world:

/CONTEMPORARY TAPESTRIES

/TEXTILE COLLECTIBLE FORMATS

/textile Accessories for the everyday life

/collaborative design and art projects

/textile material building

/fushions of methods & concepts

/pattern & PRINT designs

/image work & soft ambience

/COSTUME made KNITTED fabrics ( INHOUSE )

/INHOUSE made knitted blankets IN ALL SIZES

/comstume made interior fabrics

 
 
 

ABOUT EMDAL STUDIO

Emdal Studio is a multidiciplinary studio crafting textiles with soft ambience. We build radiant fabrics for intimate decor & accessories, always seeking to create materials with essense and not just surface designs. This might be the key to why Emdals fabrics are experienced by clients like a physical embrace or a hug.

The studio is currently based in Copenhagen by the sea, but Signe enjoys working from nomadic offices at remote artist residencies around the world. She has recieved a long line of fundings, grands and prices to keep exploring and developing beauty for the world.

Signe is an experienced digital textile machine technician, with an additional master in textile design from danish Designskolen Kolding 2007. She is constantly exploring new methods and techniques in material constructions and performs a contemporary approach to the matter of fabrics. She knows how to create digital fabrics with a sense of handcrafted romantic feeling and she handcrafts fiber-materials that puzzle the eyes.

In 2019, Signe is exploring an old analogue carpet loom and retro film shooting, in both, feeling into colours, layers and textures of nature. She is also interested in “crafting silence” and how memory is stored in the physical body.

Commissions, Collaborations, Sales, Questions:

emdalstudio (@) gmail.com

 
 
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A FREE PROCES

The romantic GARDEN

 

“..intrigued by the poetry of nature, Signe combines a free heart with the solid hands of a gardener, scanning ambiences and transcending the informations into colourful layers of textile constructions, through a variety of digital and analogue textile machinery, raw yarns, fibers and photography. Within the right serene conditions and locations she hand builds materials and fuse old textile methods with contemporary tools.

The locations matters. The spaces where you live & work, will shape your outcome, your mind and your hands, just like the plants in your garden will shape and grow from your personal emotional flavors.

It takes patience, subtle conditions and gentle slowness to make a grand flower-tree come alive, or maybe you love pine trees. They´ll need a different kindness but they would love to grow next to a certain kind of mos”

 

 

 
 
 

TOOLS

 
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NIKON FG 20

Vintage camera from 1984. I always shoot film when Im traveling. Prints are available on request in any size.

 
Iceland

Iceland

Toronto Island

Toronto Island

Iceland

Iceland

Toronto Island

Toronto Island

 

ANALOGUE CARPET LOOM 1967

Finnish/Norwegian vintage WOOD loom for carpet-making, tapestry-weaving & material experiments.

Located in the Emdal´s personal atelier in Copenhagen.

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STOLL Anvh-b, gage 12, 1984

+ SIRIX TEXTILE software 1991

Vintage pre-digital Jacquard knitting machinery located in the tiny Emdal Studio in Copenhagen.

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TEXTIEL LAB - TILBURG, HOLLAND

Emdal collaborates with Textiel Lab & their research laboratory with top modern digital Jacquard weaving machinery.

Several machines optional by request.

 
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PARTNERS WE WORKED WITH

 
 

PARTNERS

FLOOR_STORY / LONDON

HENRIK VIBSKOV / COPENHAGEN

TEXTIEL LAB / TILBURG

MAJESTIC DISORDER / LONDON

DANISH DESIGNMAKERS / COPENHAGEN

DR TV / COPENHAGEN

GOLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL / COPENHAGEN

NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK (SMK) / COPENHAGEN

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART/ DENMARK

DANISH DESIGNMUSEUM / COPENHAGEN

BALSALEN / AARHUS

I/OBJECT / BELGIUM

DONNA WILSON / ENGLAND

ATREEBUTES / ZÜRICH

PILOU ASBÆK

MIA JEXEN

OH NO ONO

CITA / ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF ART

DIREKTORENHAUS / BERLIN

HAPPY SHOP / BERLIN

PICTOPLASMA CHARACTOR FESTIVAL / BERLIN

DANIELA REINER / COPENHAGEN

THE SIMPLE SOCIETY / BERLIN

ZUZUNAGA / BARCELONA

DEVE ARCHITECTS / COPENHAGEN

ATREEBUTES/ ZURICH

NIKITA/ ICELAND

REALITY STUDIO/ BARCELONA

RUM/ COPENHAGEN