BoijmansTV: Episode without a name

00:14:56 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
In episode 12 of Boijmans TV, our guide Bregje takes a group of Zangeres Zonder Naam [Singer Without Name] fans to the applied arts and design department.
Hella Jongerius

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius (1963) combines the traditional with the contemporary, the newest technologies with age-old craft techniques. She aims to create products with individual character by including craft elements in the industrial production process.

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They don't like the modern pottery vases as much as the 18th and 19th century porcelain figures of shepherds and shepherdesses. The modern pottery may be good for displaying tulips, but the charming little china scenes do something to you: when you look at them, you feel rich. Mary, their idol, used to collect them as well. In the meantime, security guard Arie has struck up a conversation with Hella Jongerius. She is an internationally acclaimed industrial designer, but she has a problem with

In the meantime, security guard Arie has struck up a conversation with Hella Jongerius. She is an internationally acclaimed industrial designer, but she has a problem with standardisation. Her aim is to manufacture products in series, yet give each individual item a unique character. A special decoration, traces of handwork, or a small imperfection makes a person fall in love with an object. And just such a person visits Mandy at the reception desk; a lady who doesn’t really want to part with a cherished family heirloom, but secretly wants to know what it’s worth. Mandy gives a rough estimate.

And just such a person visits Mandy at the reception desk; a lady who doesn't really want to part with a cherished family heirloom, but secretly wants to know what it's worth. Mandy gives a rough estimate.

About Boijmans TV

Boijmans TV is a new programme about art, based on an idea by Wilfried de Jong. It is more than an art magazine. We do not only meet the artist, but also the museum visitor, the attendant and the employee of technical services.

Each episode of Boijmans TV can be viewed here on ARTtube after it has been broadcast. 

Video credits

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen presents in cooperation with RTV Rijnmond, Popov film and the RO Theater the new television series Boijmans TV.

The project was funded by VSBfonds, partner in education of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Mediafonds and the Rotterdam Mediafonds.

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