Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab



  • Year: 2018
  • Material: 86% Wool, 10% Nylon, 4% Polyester
  • Dimensions: Width: 137cm
  • Commission: Maharam, New York
  • Production: Maharam
  • Category: Industrial production

Transformed from a drawing to a hand-sewn sample, Flutter captures the twisting and turning action observed in a study of cascading feathers. The shape and gesture of floating objects, along with their corresponding shadows and seeming ability to defy gravity, spurred the nuanced colour mixing and changing density of the graphic.

Each strand of thread is placed strategically, in varying concentrations to indicate motion. Using five colors, the trapezoidal motifs are sewn at forty-five-degree angles and then obliquely pivoted on their axes across a twenty-yard frame, generating an open but equally spaced repeat featuring sixteen differing motifs.

back to overview