Hella Jongerius

Design of the opposites

"I Don't Have a Favorite Colour"

Hella Jongerius is a designer from the Netherlands and was born in 1963. A typical feature of her design is the combination of apparent opposites. Tradition meets modernity, industrial meets craftsmanship and high tech meets low tech. She also always tries to point out the importance of surfaces and colours. She wrote a book about her experimental art called "I Don't Have a Favorite Colour".

Design of the opposites

"I Don't Have a Favorite Colour"

Hella Jongerius is a designer from the Netherlands and was born in 1963. A typical feature of her design is the combination of apparent opposites. Tradition meets modernity, industrial meets craftsmanship and high tech meets low tech. She also always tries to point out the importance of surfaces and colours. She wrote a book about her experimental art called "I Don't Have a Favorite Colour".

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Before she studied, Jongerius completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter (graduated in 1993). Through her studies she became a member of Droog Design. This designer collective was based in Amsterdam. "Jongeriuslab", her own company, was already established in her final year. Besides her office in Rotterdam there is also one in Berlin. Besides design, Hella is also active as a lecturer. She taught industrial design in Eindhoven from 1998 to 1999 and product design in Berlin from 2005 to 2012. Her works have been shown in exhibitions worldwide, including in London, Paris and New York.

Her clients include IKEA, Danskina, Maharam and Vitra.

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