Hella Jongerius

 
Portrait of Hella Jongerius Hella Jongerius (* 1963 in de Meern/Netherlands) studied design at the Industrial Design Academy in Eindhoven. She subsequently attracted international attention through her work for the Dutch design label Droog Design. She taught at the Design Academy in Eindhoven from 1998-99, serving as head of the department Living/Atelier from 2000-04. In 2000 she founded the design studio JongeriusLab in Rotterdam, where she creates, produced and markets many of her designs - primarily dishware, vases, textiles and furnishings. Hella Jongerius' work often blurs the borders between design and handicrafts, or art and technology. In 2002 Hella Jongerius created the range Repeat for the taxied producer Maharam, which in 2005 was admitted to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Hella Jongerius, together with Eames Office and Vitra, reworked the classic Eames Lounge Chair to create Lounge Chair White. Along with Jasper Morrison and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius has made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.
Awards
  • 2004 Createur de l'annee 2004, France
  • 2003 Rotterdam Design Prize for Repeat (NL)

Bovist
Elephant Pad
Repeat Classic Stripe Poppy
Repeat Dot Ring Pink Reverse
Repeat Dot Pixel Chocolate
Repeat Classic stripe Peacock
Repeat Dot Ring Robin

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(smow) blog compact Milan 2014 Special: Artek @ Salone del Mobile, 13.04.2014

... Specifically, in Milan Artek launched a new chair from Konstantin Grcic and new colour and textile schemes from Hella Jongerius for the classic Alvar Aalto 400 and 401 armchairs and Stool 60. We just hope no-one is tempted to over egg this particular ... Hella Jongerius meanwhile has not created a new product but has refreshed three Aalto classics, in that she has developed four new wood colours - silver birch, honey, walnut and charcoal - for...



(smow) blog compact Milan 2014 Special: Vitra @ Salone del Mobile, 09.04.2014

... We know such colour schemes are more about lifestyle than design. But they are most alluring. New products by Barber Osgerby, Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius and a re-launch of the legendary Landi Chair by Hans Coray together with the Davy Table from...



(smow) blog 2013. A pictorial review: October, 03.01.2014

... What with the sweet afterglow of Vienna Design Week behind us we entered October 2013 full of enthusiasm - not least because it meant the opening of the new (smow) Cologne store. The month nearly nose-dived on account of a hideous plagiarism in Leipzig, but...



Sphere Table by Hella Jongerius for Vitra, 15.10.2013

... Back in October one of the joys of Orgatec 2012 in Cologne was watching visitors reactions to Hella Jongerius' Sphere Table for Vitra. Most were highly amused and assumed it was a new kids product. An opinion that quickly changes when you learn the...



Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat... why didn't we think of that. Gift ideas to make yourself courtesy of Jongerius, Häberli, Moormann et al, 12.11.2012

... Not a job. Inspired by the soullessness of the inter-changeable ornaments to be found at trade fairs, Hella Jongerius developed a family of paper creatures to use on stands featuring her works: ornaments with a poetry, a life. Equally as interchangeable ... And so, thankfully, Hella Jongerius shows us how to build her "Penguin Prop". A charming little fella who can be coloured and personalised as you wish. Just as "Penguin Prop" arose from personal...



Spring: Excellence, Talent and Inspiration in Design. Premsela at Designhuis Eindhoven, 22.10.2011

... The exclusion of Hella Jongerius is a touch more difficult to explain.We didn't ask. It's unfair to ask a curator to justify every exclusion you personally find odd. But ultimately for all interested in the story and development of design in Holland over...



Fuorisalone Milan Design Week 2011 Interview: Eckart Maise, Vitra Chief Design Officer, 13.04.2011

... (smow): Which is perhaps a good moment to discuss Hella Jongerius and the Bouroullecs. Our impression is that up till now they have played the central role in the development of the Vitra Home Collection. Is that so, and if so why? Eckart Maise: Every ... And with Hella Jongerius, for us Hella embodies the decorative, and also the importance of haptic, of the material, the colours. Also she also represents a return to handwork, which obviously plays...






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