Colour Diaries

29. January 2019
In a collaboration with textile- and colourdesigner Margrethe Odgaard, A. Petersen has just published the travelogue in colour "Colour Diaries".

In a collaboration with textile- and colourdesigner Margrethe Odgaard, A. Petersen has just released “Colour Diaries”.
Margrethe traveled in the years 2015-2017 in Japan, Morocco and Iceland, where she examined and recorded colour combinations on surfaces in architecture and everyday objects. Equipped with watercolor pencils and pens, she noted colours in the surroundings with the man-made as a starting point for an ever-growing curiosity about how we put together colours in different cultures. Instead of writing about her travel impressions, Margrethe has painted colour combinations that she found particularly appealing or exciting.

The number of three colors refers to the musical chord, a harmonic set of three or more tones that are heard simultaneously. Margrethe explains: ‘What began as a personal study has come to form an important basis for my understanding of colour and helped me realize how deeply our choice of colour is influenced by the light and nature of a given culture, and how cultural preferences have roots in the way nature has shaped life’.

The book-set costs 400, – and is available in the store at Kløvermarksvej 70 or can possibly be shipped via contact@apetersen.dk