Collection by Amanda Dameron

Highlight from Design Indaba 2015: Hella Jongerius


The Dutch designer made quite an impact today during her presentation at Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa’s premier conference focused on creativity, ideas and discourse. “I’m fighting for new industrial values,” she said. “There’s too much shit design, too much shopping without conscience.”

Dwell has long supported the work of Jongerius, who rose to design fame almost immediately upon launching her career...
“Good art triggers the imagination over and over.
As Art Director for Vitra, Jongerius oversees the colors, materials and surfaces of established classic pieces in the...
“Design is not about objects. It’s about relationships,” she said.
Jongerius also touched upon the importance of a designer having an aesthetic signature.
The presentation by Jongerius was one of the very first to kick off the list of acclaimed speakers appearing at Design...