Dutch Profiles: Hella Jongerius

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Hella Jongerius has a love/hate relationship with the mass-production industry but nevertheless decided to cooperate with companies like Vitra or Ikea.
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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Hella Jongerius received worldwide recognition for her Soft Urn in 1994. A traditional vase made out of rubber. Her work, including this knitted lamp or this embroidered tablecloth is exposed all over the world including MoMa New York. Jongerius is famous for using traditional craftsmanship to create something completely new.

In her philosophy, mass production and craftsmanship can go hand in hand. For over two years, Jongerius has been developing a new range of colours for Swiss furniture giant Vitra.


Video credits

Director: Noud Holtman

Camera: Jacko van 't Hof

Sound: Eric Leek

Editing: Niels de Roos

Creative Producer: Geert van de Wetering

Producer: Olivia van Leeuwen

Music Sound Design: Pastelle Music

Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix

Commissioned by DutchDFA

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  • Dutch Profiles

    Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries focusing on well-known icons of Dutch design, such as Rem Koolhaas, Droog, Li Edelkoort, Hella Jongerius, HEMA, and Iris van Herpen.