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Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius, born 1963 in de Meern, Netherlands, studied design at the Industrial Design Academy in Eindhoven. She subsequently attracted international attention through her work for the Dutch design label Droog Design.

She taught at the Design Academy in Eindhoven from 1998-99, serving as head of the department Living/Atelier from 2000-04.

In 2000, she founded the design studio JongeriusLab in Rotterdam, where she creates, produced and markets many of her designs – primarily dishware, vases, textiles and furnishings.

Hella Jongerius' work often blurs the borders between design and handicrafts, or art and technology.


Exhibitions (selection):

2007 "Inside Colours", installation for the exhibition "MyHome", Vitra Design Museum, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein

2005 "Ideal House", International Furniture Fair, Cologne

2005 "On the Shelves”, Villa Noailles, Hyères

2005 guest curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (selection of objects from the permanent collection; design "Paravents" inspired by exhibition artefacts), New York

2003 Solo exhibition, Design Museum, London

2002 "Skin: Surface and Structure in Contemporary Design", Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

2001 "My Soft Office", project for the exhibition "Workspheres", Museum of Modern Art, New York

1996 Self Manufacturing Designers exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1996 "Thresholds in Contemporary Design from the Netherlands", Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

1995 "Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design", Museum of Modern Art, New York

1994 "Bath Mat" with Droog Design, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan

Hella Jongerius