Hella Jongerius, courtesy of Jongeriuslab.
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands.
Bio: The designer Hella Jongerius has become known for the unique way she fuses industry and craft, high- and low-tech, traditional and contemporary. In 1993 she founded the Jongeriuslab studio, where she has pursued independent projects and also created products for major clients, including Maharam, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, IKEA and KLM. For Vitra, the Dutch designer has developed distinctive pieces such as the Polder Sofa and the Worker Chair.
In her textiles and ceramic works as well as her furniture pieces, Jongerius has consistently addressed the significance of colours and surfaces in contemporary design. Hella Jongerius brings her expertise in this area to the development of a Vitra-specific spectrum of colours and materials. Her works have been shown at such institutions as the Design Museum (London), Galerie kreo (Paris) and the Moss Gallery (New York).
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