I N N E R G A R D E N
2016/ Unique editions of digital woven tapestries
An interpretation of antique textiles and the symbolic value of flowers, earth and sky during the mideavel times. Each piece is a delicate merge of traditional natural fibers from all over the world. Signe directed the high tech machine-looms in Textil Lab Tilburg, into a feeling of hand woven material with strong emotions.
Exhibited in IMM Cologne, Icelandic designweek and I/Object Belgium. For purchases or more infomations kindly get in contact.
A S T R I D S R O S E
2015/ Knitted tapestry wall for The National Gallery of Denmark, SMK
The show invited a selection of artist to make an interpretation of one artwork from the National gallery collections by choice.
”I want Astrid’s Rose to bloom. I want her to hold her head up high, look ahead and unfold in all her gentleness and strength, shining. Long enough, she has been standing in the shadow of her male modernist colleagues. This brave and powerful cosmopolitan paintress.” Taking the painting Rose sets the Table (1914) by Astrid Holm (1876-1937) as her point of inspiration, Signe Emdal has created a tapestry, where the roses and vibrant colours from Holm’s painting: red, yellow and pink have been woven into the structure of the textile. The flower explosion in the tapestry is a way of expressing the theme of emancipation presented in the painting, which is also core to Astrid Holm’s own biography. As a female painter and tapestry weaver, Astrid Holm fought for female artists’ rights and for the recognition in Denmark of tapestry weaving as an art form.
S I G N Y R U G
2017/ Hand-knotted Tibetan rug for Floor Story London
Hand-knotted rug in New Zealand wool and Chinese silk, Signy by Emdal is a rug of exceptional intricacy and beauty and a sublime way to begin the EMDAL x FLOOR_STORY collection. Hand-knotted in Nepal using the traditional Tibetan weave technique, the rug is an exquisite expression of designer, Signe Emdal’s work, a simplified and stripped back iteration that is breathtakingly beautiful.
Infomation on how to buy this rug, please email Floor Story London directly: FLOOR STORY
The rug can be made in costum sizes and colours by your choice.
A U T O C H R O M E S
2014/ Knitted scarf collection and jacquard fabrics made in the Emdal Laboratory in Copenhagen.
Inspired by the worlds first user freindly color photography tecnique called: Autochromes Lumieré.
Scarf photos by Lea Nilsen other photos by Albert Kahn
W I N T E R G A R T E N
2011/ Knitted silence experience at Direktoren Haus Berlin
Gallery Direktorenhaus Berlin exhibited one of Signe Emdal´s knitted silence experiments. Transforming the identity of a room with knitted textiles, this time working around the legendary Nathaniel Ward and his invension of the glass box. Materials are flexible jacquard knitted fabrics.
Midt 19th century: Nathaniel Ward (a victorian gentleman) invents a transportable glass box for exotic plants to stay alive during transport from the far East. The glass box allows the european upper class to build miniature jungles. A trend starts with especially Ferns & palm-tree plants. Everybody wants an indoor glass-cabinet with exotic plants.
N A T U R A L S P A C E
2017/ Knitted tapestries shot in a danish desert up north
A journey back to the source of inspiration. An image experiment with the sun, wind, sky and sand.
L I F E
2015/ Digital Jacquard woven tapestry in Textil Lab Tilburg
A F L O W E R H U G
2013/ A knitted flower scarf commissioned by The National Gallery of Denmark.
An exclusive scarf accessorie made specifically for the exhibition "Flowers and Worldviews". All fabrics was made in the Emdal Laboratory.
A T R E E T A L E
2010/ Knitted silence tapestry experience at Grønbecksgaard Bornholm
This experiment present a 100 m2 space covered in flexible knitted fabrics. Playing with the identity of a space with one material & one tool, letting the fabrics melt into the space, transforming the space & protecting the space.
A story about a naked rough winter forrest, that time of year when the sunset and sunrise projects a glimpse of colors in the horisont. A landscape completely raw dressed in black & white and mysterious lines. All fabrics was made in the Emdal Laboratory.
A M I R R O R O F F T H R E A D S
2014/ Knitted blanket collection
An interpretation of nature, energy exchange and natural meetings with people. Yarns are merinowool & cotton, knitted in the Emdal Laboratory. A blanket that last for one or two lifetimes.
Photos by Lea Nielsen