Troldtekt decorationA different kind of decoration
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Troldtekt decoration offers individual decoration for ceilings, walls and framed wall panels while at the same time ensuring good room acoustics. Advanced printing technology enables the transfer of motifs of any type and design directly onto Troldtekt. The characteristic, rustic panel surface adds an exciting dimension to the motif and gives the room a unique decoration. Troldtekt decoration presents unique opportunities for non-traditional use of signs, logos or your own photos. Templates enable transfer of different graphic expressions and patterns to the panels, allowing even large areas to be decorated. The simple form makes it easier to install such as on to a large ceiling surface, because an element of randomness is generally allowed in the panel composition.
On the following pages, you can read more about individual decoration by the designer duo aggebo&henriksen and by artist Jens Christian Vestergaard. You can also read about transformation of your own motifs into Troldtekt decoration.
Troldtekt decoration a different kind of decoration
Troldtekt decoration ......................................................2
Good acoustics with a personal touch ........3 Case study: vestjyskBANK
In the artists workshop ...............................................4
Troldtekt as an artform .................................................5
Designer-style Troldtekt ..........................................6-7
About us .......................................................................................8
Published by: Troldtekt A/S, 2013
Photos: David Bering, Martin Trsleff, Nonbye and Thomas Mlvig
Text: www.publico.dk, www.pressential.co.uk
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Good acoustics with a personal touch
Several daily conferences in a glass-walled room may
sound like a bad cocktail but it was everyday reality for
vestjyskBANK employees. Using a Troldtekt decoration
solution, good acoustics have now been created in the
10 sq m glass room.
The bank had two of their own ad photos printed
on the decoration solution. The photos depict children
and adults playing outside in nature and they have
become a daily reminder about the banks values
closeness, competence and dynamics.
An obvious solution
Birte rum works in the department handling opera-
tion and maintenance of all vestjyskBANK departments.
vestjyskBANK in Lemvig (Western Denmark) used a Troldtekt decoration solution to improve acoustics as well as aesthetics in their conference room. The bank chose a motif which reflects the banks values.
< vestjyskBANK had their own motifs printed, symbolising the banks values closeness, competence and dynamics.
< Troldtekt decoration creates good acoustics in the 10 sq m glass cage at vestjyskBANK in Lemvig.
In connection with a workplace evaluation, she became
aware of the acoustics problems in the Lemvig con-
The rooms acoustics were a huge challenge for us.
It was impossible to have a conversation in there,
whether there were few or many people in the room,
Initially, the bank had the Troldtekt panels on trial
but it quickly became obvious that the panels improved
the acoustics so obvious, in fact, that the bank also
chose to use this solution in another office.
Reactions among employees and bank customers to
the decoration solution and the banks printed motifs
have been positive both to the aesthetic expression
and the improved acoustics. Furthermore, since the
Troldtekt panels are suspended directly from the ceiling
perpendicular to each other, the conference room has
retained the bright expression which was the original
idea behind the glass walls.
We are very pleased with this solution, and feed-
back has been extremely positive, says Birte rum.
Troldtekt decoration allows you to have acoustics-regulating wall panels or entire ceiling surfaces covered with individual decoration.Your imagination and taste are the only limits for the motifs. You can supply your own digital photo, a scanned drawing or a painting as long as you have secured the rights to copy the motif. The Internet contains a wide variety of webpages offering royalty-free high-resolution pictures at reasonable costs - for example try searching stock photo.
Digital pictures for printing on Troldtekt must have a relatively high resolution i.e. minimum 72 dpi in the final motif size, which could be 120 120 cm.
Troldtekt decoration is also well suited for logos or signs. The only limitation is the rustic characteristics of the Troldtekt panels, which are not suitable for rendering small fonts and motifs with small and intricate details.
Troldtekt with your own motif
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In the artists workshop
When spoken language comes to an end, imagination
takes over. These words were spoken by West Jutland
artist Jens Christian Vestergaard. To him, a painting
says more than a thousand words. Vestergaard finds
his inspiration in the strong, personal experiences his
life has offered, some of them rough, and he channels
his thoughts into brush strokes on canvas in his studio
located in Stoholm in central Jutland. The results are a
line of paintings in strong colours and a selection of
these can be reproduced for customers in a Troldtekt
Inspiration from Troldtekt
Jens Christian Vestergaard finds it exciting when one of
his paintings is blown up using digital photography and
printing technology to fit a Troldtekt panel much larger
than the original.
These panels work extremely well when they are
printed. In fact, it once inspired me to redo one of my
paintings in a larger version, says Vestergaard, who is
Several of Jens Christian Vestergaards paintings have been reproduced on Troldtekt decoration. This has been an exciting process to be involved in for the artist, who finds the inspiration for his colourful paintings in his own experiences and thoughts.
comfortable with his works changing
character when used for Troldtekt
decoration. The artist continues,
The nuances often become darker
but it works well and I fully respect
the fact that printing on Troldtekt is a
completely different tool than working
with paint and spatula on a canvas.
So far, it is mainly Jens Christian Vester-
gaards earlier motifs that are used for
Troldtekt decoration. In time, Vestergaard imagines
that the development and line of his own painting
career may be repeated in the Troldtekt motifs.
I have developed from the non-figurative and
abstract to more specific motifs and depending on the
space where the solution is to be used, this develop-
ment may be interesting to reflect via Troldtekt, he
In recent years, a motif containing the biblical story of
Jacobs Ladder combined with the story of the Babel
Tower has characterised Jens Christian Vestergaards art.
On the one hand, the image symbolises that which
comes to us from above. On the other hand, the Babel
Tower illustrates our attempts to control life on our
own attempts which often turn out to be pies
in the sky. I imagine that a painting like that would go
well on a Troldtekt panel e.g. for a parish council,
says Jens Christian Vestergaard.
Jens Christian Vestergaard was born in 1960 and has been a professional artist for 15 years.
He is originally from Holstebro in Western Jutland, but now lives with his family in Stoholm in the centre of Jutland, where Vestergaard also has his own studio.
Buyers of Vestergaards paintings include Danish and foreign private individuals and
also a number of banks, schools and cultural establishments.
Facts about the artist
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DECORATION LEAVING AN IMPRINT
Troldtekt as an artform
As a professional I am truly proud the results
Olafur Munk from sign manufacturer Ole Nonbye
A/S in Odder, Denmark, leaves no doubt about the
quality of the prints made by the companys gigantic
printer on the Troldtekt panels. For about 8 years,
Olafur Munk, Manager of Digital and Screen Printing
at Nonbye, has been printing paintings, company logos
or private motifs on Troldtekt panels.
This is a completely different material from PVC,
glass or aluminium, which are our primary print media.
Troldtekt panels have a coarse structure and absorb a
large amount of ink. Therefore we need to use large
volumes of colour, says Olafur Munk, who has spent
many hours researching the exact volumes of colour
necessary to render the original concepts in the best
Room to manoeuvre
The printing process starts with Nonbye receiving
the desired illustration in the form of a digital photo.
Colours and scale are then adjusted before the printer
takes over. This rolls the ink over the Troldtekt panel in
two passes while s