Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hella Jongerius

Hailed as an "unrivaled' contemporary designer, Hella Jongerius is a Dutch designer who "works on the the cusp of design, craft, art and technology fusing high tech and low tech, tradiation and the contemporary, industiral and artisnal."She started her own design firm, Jongeriuslab where she produces her own projects, while also completing projects for Marharam (New York), Royal Tichelaar Makkum (The Netherlands), Vitra (Basel), and Ikea (Sweden). Jongerius was one of the desingers to collboate with Droog. She designs a wide variety of product for a wide variety of price points (from custom pieces to $40 vase for Ikea).For her, the designing of the object is more important than the making. She "recycles" forms and traditions, but doesn't focus on the ecoloy of sustainability. Jongerius has porduced a ton of work since graduating from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993.

Read an interesting interview with her here.

She was been covered in Metropolis, and The New York Times,

Her work has been shown in the Cooper Hewitt, MoMA, the Design Museum (London), the Moss Gallery (New York) and others.

No comments: