|Women in design, part 1 of 4: Hella Jongerius|
|Tags: Hella Jongerius, Vitra, Kettal|
|21 March 2013
Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, one of the most individual and influential product designers working today.
She has collaborated with many prestigious manufacturers, including Vitra, Kettal, and her work is held in the collections of MoMA, the Stedelijk Museum and the Design Museum in London, amongst many others.
VITRA - Polder sofa by Hella Jongerius
KETTAL - Bob lounge chair by Hella Jongerius
Most recently, for the Milan Furniture Fair 2013, the designer injected new colors on Vitra's Prouvé Standard Chair collection.
The designer has also created a new cabin interior for Dutch airline KLM. KLM's revamped World Business Class cabin features spotted and striped dividing curtains, leather and aluminium details and a carpet made from the recycled uniforms of flight attendants.
Hella Jongerius and her team at Jongeriuslab developed the palette of blue, purple, grey, brown and white by bringing fabric swatches onboard flights to observe how colours could be perceived differently in various lighting conditions.
"The light condition above the clouds and the light temperature makes all colours very red," Jongerius told Dezeen at the launch. "We had to really work in that sense so that the red goes out of the colour palette and so we chose colours that have a bit of green in them."
Watch in the video below as Hella Jongerius talks about innovation and her new book "Misfit":
|Kettal on Cool Hunting|
|Tags: Kettal, Outdoor furniture, Cool Hunting|
|4 July 2011
Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Kettal
|Kettal Bob won Best armchair Design Award Wallpaper®|
|Tags: Kettal, Bob, Hella Jongerlius|
|14 Mar 2011
Kettal – Bob
Designed by Hella Jongerius
For Kettal, Hella Jongerius designed a club garden set named BOB, a reinterpretation of the typical garden club chair. The aluminum frame has a sturdy dark look from the front but surprises at the back with an elegant, light construction. The seating is formed of soft and voluminous ribs which are accented with visible stitching. Winded yarn is used for the detailing of the armrests and on the handles of the BOB footstool and side table.
About HELLA JONGERIUS
Hella Jongerius has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating Eindhoven Design Academy, she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for Maharam, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, and Vitra. Her work has been shown at museums and the best galleries.