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Hella Jongerius

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Designer Hella Jongerius (1963) has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993 she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for clients such as Maharam (New York), Royal Tichelaar Makkum (The Netherlands), Vitra (Basel) and IKEA (Sweden). Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York), MoMA (New York), the Design Museum (London), Galerie KREO (Paris) and Moss gallery (New York).


Dishes by Hella Jongerius for Royal Tichelaar


Hella Jongerius designed this beautiful seven-part porcelain dinner service set for Royal Tichelaar Makkum, a Dutch company that has been producing ceramics for over four centuries. Each piece in the collection is unique, with very slight glaze distinctions.

Bob armchair by Hella Jongerius for Kettal

Bob Armchair

Designer Hella Jongerius delights in often unexpected combinations and contrasts of material choices. As such, it's no surprise that the Dutch master craftswoman complimented this aluminum-and-polyester seat with yarn wound around the armrests.

Hella Jongerius wall panel for Ikea

Ikea PS Mikkel

This wall hanging has been a favorite of ours since its ICFF debut in 2009, and we remembered how much we love it when reading up a bit on Hella Jongerius yesterday. The Dutch designer launched the craft-focused series—Mikkel is one of three panels inspired by Swedish fairy tales, hand-woven as a part of a program between Ikea and UNICEF—and they're only available in-store, but worth the trek to check them out.