The walls of Hella Jongerius’s workshop are covered with sample materials and colors, including a prototype for her Borders textile for Maharam. Here's a profile of Hella Jongerius. Photo by: Oliver Mark
One of her most distinctive designes, the Polder sofa for Vitra captures Jongerius's mastery of both form and whimsy.
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.
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.
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 for Kettal with yarn wound around the armrests.
Hella Jongerius’s studio is a vibrant jumble of prototypes, products, and samples, including a red Polder sofa for Vitra and, on the far right, a Blossom lamp for Belux and prototype for the Rotterdam Chair for Vitra. Photo by: Oliver Mark