Textiles are texts, narratives
of patterns, that engender
superficial depths. In both
daylight and neon light,the
world unfolds itself in
the surface as complex,
immeasurably vast, wonderful
Sø Steff, 2002
Taking her mark in the traditional methodical approaches to textile design, Astrid Krogh is working with the artistic potentials found
in modern materials and seated
in the application of new techn-ologies. Working with light, both the ungovernable daylight and
the more controllable sources
of artificial light, is essential to Astrid Krogh's activity. What transpires is a complex develop-mental process of analysis, processing and reworking and design, where the specific context and its intrinsic qualities are crucial to the result.
The visual and sensual experience of space has a decisive impact on whether we truly experience its qualities.
Astrid Krogh makes use of
her professional intuition about
the materials' functional and decorative possibilities with respect to form, light and colors
in order to develop, to support
and lift and to qualify the projects in which she participates. She has managed to develop a visionary idiom that suffuses an eventful extra dimension to the situational context of which it forms a part.
“My work always represents the moment of surprise and change, either by virtue of the light's modulation or because the work
is interacting with the viewer's own movements. The sense of wonder that these changes awakens in
the viewers constitutes a crucial dimension of my pieces.”
Every assignment has its own special character.
For Astrid Krogh, it is a matter
of paying careful attention to the place's special qualities at the site where the assignment is to be carried out, and then moving into
a constructive dialogue with the assignment's partners. In this sense, design is a collective process that moves from idea
to sketch to concrete implemen-tation. What is utterly crucial
to Astrid Krogh is to secure an optimal dialogue and a thorough understanding of the project's basic idea with the users and the partners. Regardless of whether the product is being developed as design or as integrated artwork, the vision always has to do with creating a solidly cast product that will elicit an eventful connection between function and decoration, between materials and people.