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Hella Jongerius working with the women in India
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Hella Jongerius

Born in 1963, de Meern, the Netherlands

. studied in Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhoven,
. founded the design studio Jongeriuslab in 1993,
. became known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary,
. participated at the first Droog Design exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair with Bath Mat in 1994,
. taught in Design Academy Eindhoven in 1999-2000 and was thehHead of the department Living/ Atelier also in the Academy between 2000-2004,
. developed the My Soft Office series of futuristic office furniture for the Workspheres exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York,
. was the guest curator for Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum-New York in 2005,
. developed 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),
. created the ‘Inside Colours’ installation for ‘MyHome’ exhibition at Vitra Design Museum-Basel in 2007,
. created wallhangings for the IKEA-Unicef programme, which helps women in India to start up small sewing businesses and enables their children to go to school,
. designed layers textile and Nike and Maharam created a limited edition of Air Force 1 by using this textile.

. Createur de l’annee-France in 2004
. Rotterdam Design Prize for Repeat in 2003

Famous Works
Shippo Plates, series of enameled plates for Cibone-Tokyo in 2007
Office Pets, limited edition for Vitra Edition in 2007
Layers series of upholstery fabrics for Maharam in 2007
Blossom lamps for Belux in 2007
Worker chair for Vitra in 2006
Polder sofa for Vitra in 2005
PS Jonsberg vases for IKEA 2005
Repeat series of upholstery fabrics for Maharam-New York in 2002
Crystal Frock chandelier for Swarovski in 2002
Kasese Foam Chair and Sheep Chair and Felt Stool for Cappellini, produced by JongeriusLab in 1999
B-set collection of intentionally imperfect industrially produced tableware for Royal Tichelaar
Makkum in 1998

- www.jongeriuslab.com

Hella Jongerius Products in Designpedia

Swatch Table

Polder Sofa

Office Pets

Folded Washtub

BackPack Sofa