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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)


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Hella Jongerius & Louise Schouwenberg – Beyond the New @ Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich

...The exhibition Hella Jongerius & Louise Schouwenberg – Beyond the New at Die Neue Sammlung Munich poses a lot of questions... In 2015 Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and Dutch design theorist Louise Schouwenberg published Beyond the New, a Manifesto in which they questioned contemporary design's "obsession with the New for the sake of the New" and challenged designers to "take the lead in a much-needed change of mentality" In 2016 there followed the showcase A Search Behind Appearances for and with Serpentine Galleries, a series of mechanical installations through which they sought to explore the potential of design, to celebrate rather than criticise, while at the same time questioning contemporary design, the contemporary design industry and the contemporary designer...

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius at the Design Museum, London

...With the exhibition Breathing Colour at the Design Museum London the Dutch designer Hella Jongerius encourages us to sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow new... A fourth section compliments this fundamental exploration of colour through a presentation explaining the nature and process of Hella Jongerius's colour research...

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

...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... 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 Aalto's Stool 60, Armchair 400 and 401, and introduced new textiles for the 400 and 401...

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

...Complimenting the new chairs and their domestic suitability is a palette, a veritable pastel rainbow, of new tones developed by Hella Jongerius for the Kvadrat fabric Hopsack as used in and on the aluminium chair collection... 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 Michel Charlot - a new product inspired by the Landi Chair and intended as an accompanying piece - complete a fascinating collection of new products...

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat ... colour and fun from Alexander Girard

...And subsequently chosen by Hella Jongerius to form part of the Vitra Design Museum cushion collection...


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