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Wallpaper Design Award 2017 for Landscape

Landscape – designed by Hella Jongerius for Danskina – has been selected for the 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award.


2017 Sikkens Prize

Hella Jongerius has been chosen to receive the 2017 Sikkens Prize for her extraordinary work with colour. The ceremony will take place at De Doelen, Rotterdam on March 26.

“Hella Jongerius’ work puts colour centre stage. Never one to follow commercial trends, she has developed a use of colour that is uniquely her own. Jongerius has been researching colour pigments and the connection between colour, fabric and light for years. Her 2011 project The Daylight Wheel is an exceptional example. Through her publications, Jongerius encourages a critical approach towards design practice. Beyond the New - A Search for Ideals in Design (2015), the manifesto she wrote together with Louise Schouwenberg, has become a source of inspiration for designers, promoters and students all over the world.” – Board of the Sikkens Foundation

The internationally renowned prize counts as one of the most important art awards in the Netherlands and has been awarded to Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Donald Judd, Bridget Riley and most recently architect David Chipperfield. 

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Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour

28 June – 17 September 2017

We see the world in colour but rarely do we appreciate how colour shapes what we see. Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents Breathing Colour; an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, the exhibition will make us question one of the most elemental aspects of design. On show at the Design Museum London. Click here for more information.

Daylight Wheel, 2011, Hella Jongerius
Photo credit: Roel van Tour

Alice Rawsthorn, Hella Jongerius and Vitra

Click here to read an excerpt of a text by renowned author and journalist Alice Rawsthorn on Hella Jongerius and her work for Vitra. You can find the entire text in the book ‘I don’t have a favourite colour’ published by Gestalten, 2016.

August 26 – January 1: Dream out Loud, group exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum hosts an exhibition twice a year to highlight current developments within a particular art discipline. “Dream out Loud – Designing for Tomorrow’s Demands” will focus on contemporary design, displaying works by 26 designers, among them Hella Jongerius and her studio’s archive of the KLM projects.

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©Marcus Gaab


Hella Jongerius for Galerie kreo at Design Miami/Basel

For renowned Paris art gallery Galerie kreo, Jongeriuslab has designed limited editions of the East River Chair, the Gemstone Table as well as the Knots&Beads Curtain – on display during Design Miami/Basel through June 19, 2016 in Basel’s new Fair building designed by Herzog&De Meuron.

April 1 to August 14: »The Bauhaus. It’s all design« Jongeriuslab at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

The show presents exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography for which the Bauhaus-movement has been strongly, and possibly even unknowingly relevant. Furthermore, the exhibition offers a counterpart to Bauhaus design by displaying current works of contemporary designers, artists and architects which aim at evoking debates on the subject.

Bauhaus artists and designers featured in the exhibition include Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky and many more. Contemporary participants include the works of Olaf Nicolai, Adrian Sauer, Enzo Mari, Lord Norman Foster, Opendesk, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Alberto Meda and Jerszy Seymour.

Colour Machine for Vitra

Colour Machine installation for Vitra from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.

Ten years ago, the designer Hella Jongerius began a research project for Vitra in which she studies the qualities and possibilities of colours, textures, finishes and materials used in the company’s products. This research has resulted in the Vitra Colour and Material Library, which comes to life in the Vitra Milan 2016 installation.
12 –17 April 2016

Colour Machine for Vitra

Wandering through the installation, the visitor is submerged into an engaging polychrome experience of the rich Vitra colour world. One is invited to touch new textiles, give a swing to one of the colour wheels and inspect new materials up close on the flat spinning tops. Colour ranges revolve, materials come to life, and the process of building the Library is mapped out.

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A Search Behind Appearances

A unique collaboration between designer Hella Jongerius and theorist Louise Schouwenberg for la Rinascente department store in Milan. Commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries
12 –17 April 2016

A Search Behind Appearances

For the third year of an ongoing collaboration at Salone Del Mobile – Milan’s celebrated annual design festival – Serpentine Galleries and la Rinascente department store have commissioned Hella Jongerius and theorist Louise Schouwenberg to create a special installation for the store’s eight front windows. A Search Behind Appearances reflects on the state of affairs in design and prompts a consideration of the meanings that hide behind appearances. It does so through a sophisticated shadow play. Ingeniously animated and automated small-scale machines assemble and dis-assemble iconic objects and words into their constituent parts. The ever-shifting shadows of these intricately orchestrated movements are then projected onto specially woven fabrics.

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Danskina Collection 2015

Jongerius finds it important to train young talent and introduce them to the potential of serial production and industry. For Danskina she asked Daniel Costa to design a carpet for the collection.
“Daniel is a talented designer who has a great and original handwriting, an eye for the tactile and a poetic way of expressing his ideas,” she says. “I would like to inspire new designers in the magic world of yarns and fibres.”

Fringe by Daniel Costa is constructed by weaving brightly coloured wool yarns with two different shades of grey – a charcoal and a lighter smoke colour. The result is by turns bold and understated, as the primary colours fuse into monochromatic blocks.
The raw grey tones are evident at the edge of the design in a tactile, long fringe, which gives the rug its name.

Further, two new rugs were designed by Jongeriuslab: Dew and Argali.