5 Things We Learned... Annemette Beck
ANNEMETTE BECK, FOUNDER AND PARTNER AT BECK & KINCH
I was introduced to Annemette Beck's incredible textile designs while working at Peter Marino Architect. Her beautiful creations are often featured in the interior design of Chanel and Dior stores, imbuing such spaces with a playful mystery due to their unique materials and textures. My love affair with her metal mesh, fiberglass, and mixed-media textiles started in 2007, but I only recently made the trip to her studio in Aarhus, Denmark. Here, you get a full sense of what Annemette and Sophie, her daughter and business partner, do and why their work is so special.
With a creative approach to the innovation of new products and a wide-reaching knowledge of materials, Beck & Kinch creates textiles with an emphasis on artistic expression. In the studio, your senses awaken to texture and color illustrated fully through wall installations, upholstery, and a floor-to-ceiling sample library. They like to recycle existing resources, re-purposing industrial materials in unexpected ways to push boundaries in textile design. All in all, the works create experiential and atmospheric spaces. Annemette will soon be moving the studio to Fanoe Island and I can only imagine how the new setting - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - will inspire upcoming work.
Here are 5 Things We Learned about Annemette.
What made you...you?
Always fascinated by structures….
When are you happiest?
(In a) freshly sprung beech forest
Would you rather have a muse or be a muse?
I would rather have a muse then be a muse….. for me a muse is a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. I am very much inspired of Lee Bull's metal artwork and the style of Rich Owens's wife (and muse) Michelle Lamy.
Who do you admire?
What is important?