Designer We Love: Hella Jongerius
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.
- In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.
- Collaborating with Vitra and Maharam, designer Hella Jongerius reintroduces her iconic Polder sofa in a limited-edition run of 100, out of which only nine will be sold in the US.
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.
Take in the world premiere of a new documentary short about Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. Curators R. Craig Miller (IMA), Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art), and manufacturers of her designs (Rolf Fehlbaum of Vitra) discuss Jongerius’ vision and contributions to the international design arts. The film was produced by Design Onscreen—a Denver-based foundation that supports films in the area of twentieth-century architecture and design—to accompany the exhibition European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century.
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.
- An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway.
- One of the highlights of my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, was crossing the border to visit the Vitra campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, about 25 minutes from Basel, and exploring the VitraHaus.