Born 1968. Textile designer, graduated from The Danish Design School in 1998.
Photo: Danish Crafts 2009 /jeppegudmundsen.com
Circle Light is a light mobile or light ornament. The light mobile spins around its own axis, slowly changing colour, as a meditative light ornament for the home or room. It is made with LED lights in laser-cut aluminium with glued-on acrylic fronts, where the LED technology is concealed inside the form itself.
The inspiration for Circle Light came from an ancient pattern called ‘Flower of Life'. The Flower of Life pattern consists of circle segments forming a flower, which is believed to symbolise so-called sacred geometry. Thus, the light ornament represents ‘perfect form', proportion and harmony ... nothing less. In Astrid's words, "Circle Light is intended as a symbolic and visual expression of the way in which circles of life move into each other."
In Denmark, Astrid Krogh has exhibited at Trapholt (2000) and at the Danish Museum of Art & Design (2002), among other places. In 2006, she was represented at IMM in Cologne in the exhibition ‘Ideal House'. In 2008, she received the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal. She has also received the three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation. Currently, she is involved in the development project "The modern curtain" in collaboration with schmidt, hammer lassen architects and Kvadrat.
Astrid Krogh works mainly in textile and light with an emphasis on patterns, ornaments and textile craftsmanship. She draws inspiration from the cycle of life both in nature and in the refreshing and surprising changes that life generally offers. Astrid usually works in fairly large formats, making the patterns and the light perceptible in a physical sense.
Photo: Danish Crafts 2009 / Dorte Krogh