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Ideal House

  • Year: 2005
  • Material: Various including Jongerius’ products, other designers’ products and objects found at a flea market.
  • Dimensions: Various
  • Commission: imm cologne, Germany
  • Production: Jongeriuslab
  • Category: Exhibition

The organizers of the furniture fair IMM in Cologne asked Jongerius to present her vision of the ‘Ideal House’. The designer believes there is no such thing as the ideal house. After all, what room is there for desire if perfection has already been achieved? Ideal is by definition open, a projection into the future, and it must remain as such.


In close collaboration with the architect Herman Verkerk, she originated the concept of changeability – which contains both histories and unknown possibilities. The result showed products of her own oeuvre, items designed by others, and objects found in a flea market.

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