A.M.Victoria Ladefoged and Klaus Samsøe form the designer group re:Something, is behind the exhibiton T R A S H P A R E N T at Utzon Center in Aalborg in Oktober - November 2010.
Behind the concept are the designers A.M. Victoria Ladefoged and Klaus Samsøe, who together have over 20 years of experience with art and design. re:Something has been behind several art exhibitions with recycling materials in Denmark and abroad and cooperate with WWF, Index:Design to improve life, De Forenede Dampvaskerier, Aarstiderne, Politiken Plus, og Fribo & Samsøe furniture carpentry.
Several products are already put into production and can be bought at Norman Copenhagen, Illims Bolighus, Stillebenshop, Det Danske Hus in Paris and in Louisiana.
In connection with the fashion week in August re:Something introduces the clothes line REBIRTH at Gallery in Forum.
A.M.Victoria Ladefoged and Klaus Samsøe have worked together since spring 2009 where they established the firm re:Something and together they have exhibited at for instance Kunstindustrimuseet, Horsens.
A.M. Victoria Ladefoged is educated from the Design school in Kolding and the Royal College of Art in London 2001. From 2004-2007 she was tought by master tailor Peter Undén and from 2007-2008 she designed mens clothes for the design company Annhagen. A.M. Victoria Ladefoged works with illustration and visual art as well as with design of clothes and have worked with tailoring, design and and handicraft.
A.M.Victoria Ladefoged shows her designs at Utzon Center Aalborg at Utzon Center.
Victoria Ladefoged b. 1976, Danish designer
Victoria Ladefoged holds a B.A. in fashion from the Kolding School of Design from 1999 and an M.A. in women's fashion from the Royal College of Art in London from 2001. Furthermore, she is trained as a men's tailor. In recent years, Victoria has begun to work with recycled wood and textile in her firm re:something: "When I design and develop new wooden objects, I often take a playful 'building blocks' approach. I like to saw blocks into different shapes and discover new figures through play. I prefer a simple, slightly rustic expression with a love of details." Victoria uses her experience as a designer and a tailor when she works with wood.
From her work as a designer she has the love of details, and from her work as a men's tailor the knowledge of materials and the outstanding craftsmanship. All Victoria's products are made from recycled materials and handmade in Denmark. The designs are rooted in the Danish craft tradition with an added touch of playfulness. The goal is to make high-quality products in a sustainable manner. Victoria's trademark is strong Danish design made in Denmark by hand and skill. The design is simple and sleek and carries implicit aspects of humour and play. Sustainability is a serious matter but should not always be conveyed as such. If we turn sustainable design into a matter of guilt and duty the concept will wear off.
Klaus Samsøe shows examples of designs and unique work - all produced from recycled products from amongst other things Aarstiderne, Munck Asfalt, De Forenede Dampvaskerier and Restaurant Noma.
Klaus Samsøe, has roots in the clothing business, has worked with recycling since 1987, where he exhibited jewelery at Charlottenborg. Klaus has since exhibited recycled products at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Øksnehallen, Kunstforeningen, Kunstindustrimuseet and Politikens Galleri.
The exhibition shows chairs, bookshelved and tables made by recycled material, sailingships of the same material, knitted sweaters produced by recycled wool from the furniture industri, and elfs in wood.
Klaus Samsøe´s TRASHPARENCY collection can be bought in app. 40 stores in DK and abroad - and in his own shop at Frederiksberg.
The exhibition can be seen from 30. Oktober - 21. November 2010