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Press reviews and publications

on the right side of this page you find a selection of press reviews and publications on the work of Hella Jongerius and Jongeriuslab.
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Jongeriuslab - clips

Below is a selection of video’s that have been published over the last years.

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.

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Polder sofa fabric workshop

Polder sofa fabric workshop.
For Vitra we made 2 stop motion movies about the new Polder sofa. Hereby the first one…....

from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.

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Cradle to cradle carpet - KLM

A sustainable concept was developed for the carpet in close collaboration with Desso, a Dutch cradle-to-cradle carpet producer. Since 2010, KLM stewards and stewardesses have worn new uniforms designed by Mart Visser. The old uniforms were used to spin new yarn, incorporated into the blue details of the carpet. The old carpets still in the aircraft will be returned to the manufacturer for reuse. Furthermore, the new carpets are made with sheep’s wool that was treated as waste until recently, because the sheep in question were bred primarily for the meat industry.

Even when a carpet has to be repaired, sustainability is guaranteed. The pattern – a scene of the Milky Way with blue uniform dots in the role of stars – will always match up, and the dirt mask will camouflage any stains.

This is the first cradle-to-cradle carpet in the aviation industry and a perfect match for the vision of KLM, which has now been recognized as the most sustainable airline for eight consecutive years.

Cradle to Cradle Carpet for KLM from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.

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Colour Recipe Research

Colour Recipe Research, Stop-motion movie for EXEMPLARY exhibition at MAK Vienna from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.

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KLM World Business Class cabin interior

Until recently, the World Business Class was conceived primarily as the perfect workspace, ensuring that no time was wasted between continents. And there’s a lot to be said for its many standard features: convenient storage, sturdy tray tables, comfortable seats. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an open-plan office: uniform, with many shades of gray, cool plastic materials, and impersonal fabrics. In other words: a little dreary.

Jongerius questions whether today’s travellers are really looking for that kind of atmosphere, and whether it still reflects the way they’d like to spend their flight. Modern communication technologies have profoundly altered the way we work. In 2013, working usually involves non-stop exchange by telephone and internet, an open form of communication that remains next to impossible on an aircraft. We must therefore rethink the opportunities provided to air travellers. Why shouldn’t airlines open the door to the opposite of the traditional experience, inviting their passengers to use their extra time for rest and relaxation?

Jongerius’s design is focused entirely on the passenger experience. Air travellers often feel like insignificant cogs in a well-oiled machine, where every seat is identical except for the number. Jongerius hopes to give travellers back their lost individuality, on many levels. That requires a smart balance between pragmatic engineering and subjective, individual desires. In parallel with her research on traveller experience, Jongerius also investigated KLM’s unique identity, an integral part of Dutch cultural heritage.

2013 HOMEWARD web from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.

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Colour in changing daylight

The use and exploration of color is strongly embedded in the practice of designer Hella Jongerius. Her project ‘color in changing daylight’ is an installation which documents the optical change in a clay ball’s colored appearance, between the hours of 8:00am and 17:30 on a day in late june 2011. Produced and documented in Berlin, the clay balls were made late march 2011, the temperatures of the basic colors each altered by mixing it with varying amounts of blue, yellow and red.

coloured_balls_movie_2 from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.

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