"TOTAL" combines a digitally developed pattern with the irregularity emerging from the analogue printing technique. The dynamic between this controlled, digital design and the analogue, fragile and varied print adds a sensual quality to the textiles. Total investigates the spatial potential of textiles. The two textiles emphasize the decisive importance of details and how they affect the overall experience in space; the relation between the screen-printed elements varies across the surface which changes the perception of the colors. The textiles here points at a spatial and bodily experience where an interaction is created between perception and experience - up close and at a distance. Consisting of one large composition rather than a traditional repeat the textiles are given a spacial character where perception and bodily experience is of great importance.
Tronhjem Rømer, textiles that contributes with sensorial atmosphere to spaces
Trine, Liv Marie, you are the duo Tronhjem Rømer. What has been your background?
We are both educated form Design School Kolding and The Royal Academy in Copenhagen
Do you have other activities on the side, like teaching or working in a design studio?
We are self-employed. Occasionally we do workshop and lectures. We have been at Design College in Randeres and at The Royal Academy.
As a duo, how do you divide the work?
We develop ideas together and work in our textile workshop together. We divide our "office work" between us.
Did you always want to be a designer?
We have always both wanted create and develope as a professionals.
Why did you choose the field of textile design?
We want to create textiles that contributes with sensorial atmosphere to spaces.
Why did you choose to start your own studio?
To be able to do what we love: the craft
As a textile designer, what issues do you face on a daily basis?
Getting paid for the work we do.
How difficult is it to become a designer today in the publishing industry? Do schools really prepare for the reality of the market?
Liv: I think schools greatest job is to form students that are critical of the industry and to become creatives in their our way. When you're graduated you will learn how the industry works.
Is there an event, exhibition, award or collaboration that has revealed your work?
It has been great to show our work at Ukurant at 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen.
How do you talk about the objects you design?
We investigate how the interplay of color, patterns and scale affects our perception. Our eternal starting point is to uncover how we as individuals experience of colors and patterns, exploring how these elements influence the bodily experience. On a more pragmatic level, we seek to challenge the traditional printing technique of screen printing by contrasting it with digitally developed patterns.
What can we wish you for the future? What are the possible developments for you, the dreams?
We dream of working with site specific projects, where textiles become an architectural part of a given space. We want encourage the curiosity of color and ornements to create sensorous spaces.