A Scandinavian Partnership  This exhibit celebrates the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis design professor emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen. The featured work, Helge’s wood furniture design and Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries, reflects their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic.

Weaving & Woodwork

Exhibition graphics for Weaving & Woodwork: A Scandinavian Design Partnership

  A Scandinavian Partnership  This exhibit celebrates the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis design professor emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen. The featured work, Helge’s wood furniture design and Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries, reflects their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic.

A Scandinavian Partnership
This exhibit celebrates the long and distinguished careers of UC Davis design professor emeritus Helge Olsen and his wife Birgitta Olsen. The featured work, Helge’s wood furniture design and Birgitta’s woven wall tapestries, reflects their Scandinavian upbringing, training and design aesthetic.

Tactile Textures

Tactile Textures

Through the hand-crafted everyday objects, the exhibition emphasized textures. In conjunction with Zoe Martin’s Undergraduate Honors Project, Weaving & Woodwork experimented with ways to make museum spaces more accessible by including braille maps and interactive experiences.

For the exhibition poster, the Olsens’ work was displayed simply with an emphasis on various textures.

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 Along with the poster, I created textured lettering for the introduction wall. The letters were laser cut from plywood and then wrapped with fabric that Birgitta donated to the Design Department.

Along with the poster, I created textured lettering for the introduction wall. The letters were laser cut from plywood and then wrapped with fabric that Birgitta donated to the Design Department.

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  Credits  Director - Tim McNeil   Museum Preparator - Trevor Pope-Lance Graphic Designer - Karissa Tom   Photography - Barbara Molloy   Press   Weaving and Woodwork: A Scandinavian Design Partnership Has UC Davis Origins    "Weaving and Woodwork" - UC Davis Design Museum Director Interview    Next    Redefining Herstory →

Credits
Director - Tim McNeil
Museum Preparator - Trevor Pope-Lance
Graphic Designer - Karissa Tom
Photography - Barbara Molloy

Press
Weaving and Woodwork: A Scandinavian Design Partnership Has UC Davis Origins

"Weaving and Woodwork" - UC Davis Design Museum Director Interview

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