|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":
|2012 Olympic torch by Barber Osgerby|
|Tags: Vitra, Barber Osgerby|
|15 August 2011
Revealing Barber Osgerby's prototype for the 2012 Olympic torch.
Barber Osgerby also designs for the latest Vitra - Tipton Chair and Map Table:
|Vitra - Tip Ton *New in Milan 2011|
|Tags: Vitra, Tip Ton|
|4 April 2011
Tipping the crowd this year at Salone del Mobile in Milan is VITRA new Tip Ton chair designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.
This innovative all-plastic chair allows for a dynamic seating position thanks to a simple forward tilt action – allowing, for the first time, significant ergonomic benefits in a chair of this type.
Watch their video:
About Barber Osgerby:
Edward Barber, born in Shrewsbury in 1969, and Jay Osgerby, born in Oxford in 1969; studied architecture and interior design together at the Royal College of Art in London. They founded their own architecture and design studio – Barber Osgerby – in 1996. Since then, they have worked together at the interface of industrial design, furniture design and architecture.
The designers also designed the Cappellini - Hula Stool: