Hella Jongerius (1963, the Netherlands) is one of the world’s leading designers, known for her research-driven approach and vigorous work on uniting craftsmanship and industrial production, infusing mass produced objects with imperfection, sensibility and character. She founded her Jongeriuslab design studio in 1993, and has worked on commissioned projects for Vitra, Maharam, the interior design of the Delegates’ Lounge of the United Nations Headquarters and the cabin interiors for the Dutch airline KLM.
She has also initiated many independent projects, with exhibitions at the Design Museum London (2017), Die Neue Sammlung at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (2017), the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm (2018), Lafayette Anticipations in Paris (2019) and Gropius Bau in Berlin (2021). Jongerius’s work can be found in the permanent collections including the MoMA, the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Die Neue Sammlung and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Since 2009 she has lived and worked in Berlin.
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