She turned 102 years old. Smoke like a chimney and was rap in the line. And then she made sure that fabric printing became part of the Danish design treasure


Hun lifted Danish fabric printing to new heights. She trained generations of fabric printers. She turned 102 years old. She smoked like a chimney and was rap in the line.

Marie Gudme Leth (1895-1997) is so important for the narrative and development of Danish design and craftsmanship that she is the subject of a beautiful book written by Kirsten Toftegaard, museum inspector at Designmuseum Danmark. According to Kirsten Toftegaard, it was thanks to Marie Gudme Leth that the fabric print was revived in the 20th century, and that today it is considered part of the Danish design treasure.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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