Opening of the U.N. North Delegates’ Lounge
This summer, the U.N. North’ Delegates’ Lounge will be officially re-opened. Four teams of designers were asked to create a new design for the lounge. Hella Jongerius and the team of interdisciplinary designers she had formed, won this pitch. Hella Jongerius worked together with architect Rem Koolhaas, graphic designer Irma Boom, artist Gabriel Lester and art theoretician Louise Schouwenberg.
For this lounge, Jongeriuslab designed the Knots & Beads Curtain in close collaboration with Royal Tichelaar. Read more about the curtain here: Link
Jongeriuslab also designed new furniture, the RE-Lounge Chair and the Bubble Desk. Special versions of them are available exclusively for the U.N. More about the furniture designs can be read here: Link
11-16 june 2013 Design Miami (Basel, Switzerland)
Jongeriuslab will present new table Niebla at Design Miami 2013. Do visit the stand of Galerie Kreo in Hall 1, Süd. The fair is open daily for public from 11-16 June, 11.00-19.00. More information can be found at the website of the fair: http://basel2013.designmiami.com
9-14 april 2013 Salone del Mobile (Milano)
Jongeriuslab will present some new work at the Salone del Mobile.
Please visit the Vitra Stand in Hall 20, stand C05 / D04.
You can visit the stand daily from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
Reveal of the design for the KLM World Business Class interior
On March 19th 2013, KLM and Jongeriuslab will reveal the new interior of the KLM Business Class. Jongeriuslab not only designed the brand new full-flat seat but also the complete new interior.
Amstelveen, 12 April 2012 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has asked leading Dutch designer Hella Jongerius to revitalise its World Business Class (WBC) cabin interior across the fleet. This will enable KLM to modernise its WBC product, uniting international allure with top Dutch design to emphasise a sense of pride in our Dutch heritage.
By cooperating in this unique manner with Hella Jongerius, KLM intends to create an entirely new Business Class look & feel. In addition to designing the interior, Hella Jongerius will shape the full-flat seats. Customer comfort and safety always form the premise, harmonising well with KLM’s brand values. This also fits into the broader context of other successful KLM initiatives in WBC with top Dutch chefs and fashion designers.
Erik Varwijk, Managing Director KLM: “By choosing to work with Hella Jongerius, KLM is opting to engage a top Dutch designer to help make our Business Class passengers feel at home on board. As a designer, Hella has broad experience which she can apply to the needs of KLM and its customers, in accordance with the specific requirements for cabin interiors in the airline industry. Her previous projects demonstrate her ability to process such criteria into top-quality designs such as the ‘polder sofa’, which is both comfortable and beautiful. With her expertise and focus on quality, she is keenly aware of what makes a brand unique. An outstanding match!”
Hella Jongerius: “It’s a brilliant opportunity for me to design the cabin interior and the new business class seat for KLM. The challenge is one of safeguarding individual comfort in amiable settings using innovations. In so doing, I can optimally combine traditional details, and my industrial textile and colour skills with high-tech functionality.”
KLM will begin revitalising the first aircraft in June 2013. The Boeing 747-400s will be converted first; a total of 22 aircraft. Further details of the design and the new seat will be published in the second half of 2012.
Oranienbaum Summer Exhibition 2012
In the summer of 2012, Oranienbaum Palace (located near Berlin, Germany) hosted an exhibition of contemporary Dutch Design and fashion in combination with historical artefacts from the Dutch Royal Archives. Built for Henriette Catharina, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, Oranienbaum is part of the heritage of the House of Orange-Nassau. With a major conservation and refurbishment process nearing completion, the palace and its park have been restored to their former grandeur.
The exhibition covered some 50 rooms. Each one was a showcase for ceramics, glassware and glass objects, silver and furniture, from the tea salon to the dressing-room of the mistress of the house, from the former princely apartments to the basement with its Delft blue tiles, from the bedchamber to the entrance hall.
Coloured Vases (series 3) was featured in one of the rooms of the palace, you can watch a movie of the set up of the installation of 300 vases here: