- Hella Jongerius -

Hella Jongerius

Netherlands — b. 1963

Available Works

Bead Bulb - Hella Jongerius - Table light - Galerie kreo

Hella Jongerius

Biography

Designer Hella Jongerius (1963) has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993, she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for clients such as Maharam (New York), KLM (The Netherlands), Danskina (The Netherlands), Vitra (Basel) and Royal Tichelaar Makkum (The Netherlands). Hella Jongerius’s research on colours, materials, and textures is never complete. All her questions are open-ended, and all her answers provisional, taking the form of finished and semi-finished products...

Designer Hella Jongerius (1963) has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993, she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for clients such as Maharam (New York), KLM (The Netherlands), Danskina (The Netherlands), Vitra (Basel) and Royal Tichelaar Makkum (The Netherlands). Hella Jongerius’s research on colours, materials, and textures is never complete. All her questions are open-ended, and all her answers provisional, taking the form of finished and semi-finished products. These are part of a never-ending process, and the same is essentially true of all Jongeriuslab designs: they possess the power of the final stage, while also communicating that they are part of something greater, with both a past and an uncertain future. The unfinished, the provisional, the possible – they reveal traces of the creation process, and the potential of materials and techniques within the attention for imperfections. Through this working method, Jongerius not only celebrates the value of the process, but also engages the viewer, the user, in her investigation.

Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York), MoMA (New York), the Design Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum (London), also Moss Gallery (New York) and Galerie kreo (Paris) for who she designs several pieces such as the « Gemstone Tables » in 2013.

In 2017, Hella Jongerius received the Sikkens Prize.

Photo credits: © Markus Jans

Solo Shows

Hella Jongerius - Chromatic Sequences
Solo Show

July 20 - September 23, 2017

Hella Jongerius - 56 | natura design magistra
Solo Show

April 04 - May 30, 2009

Hella Jongerius - cupboards
Solo Show

September 10 - October 29, 2005

Group Shows

Hella Jongerius - step by step
Group Show

September 16 - November 05, 2022

Hella Jongerius - chez soi
Group Show

April 07 - July 16, 2022

Hella Jongerius - PAD Paris 2022
Fair

April 06 - April 10, 2022

Hella Jongerius - fiac! 2021
Fair

October 20 - October 24, 2021

Hella Jongerius - Design Miami / Basel 2021
Fair

September 20 - September 26, 2021

Hella Jongerius - artmonte-carlo 2021
Fair

July 15 - July 17, 2021

Hella Jongerius - kamel mennour x Galerie kreo @in Provence
Off-site event

May 15 - September 01, 2021

Hella Jongerius - @home new chapter
Group Show

March 23 - May 08, 2021

Hella Jongerius - @home
Group Show

December 12, 2020 - March 22, 2021

Hella Jongerius - Lucas Ratton x kamel mennour x Galerie kreo @Paris
Off-site event

December 11, 2020 - April 01, 2021

Hella Jongerius - 20 years
Group Show

September 25 - December 24, 2019

Hella Jongerius - TEFAF Maastricht 2019
Fair

March 16 - March 24, 2019

Hella Jongerius - Design Miami / Basel 2018
Fair

June 12 - June 17, 2018

Hella Jongerius - TEFAF Maastricht 2018
Fair

March 08 - March 18, 2018

Hella Jongerius - THE SALON 2017
Group Show

November 09 - November 13, 2017

Hella Jongerius - Didier Lavier
Group Show

September 13 - November 04, 2017

Hella Jongerius - TEFAF Maastricht 2017
Fair

March 09 - March 19, 2017

Hella Jongerius - silvershadow
Group Show

February 01 - March 18, 2017

Hella Jongerius - PAD London 2016
Fair

October 04 - October 09, 2016

Hella Jongerius - One piece a day
Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

Hella Jongerius - Design Miami / Basel 2016
Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2016

Hella Jongerius - summer solstice
Group Show

May 26 - August 05, 2016

Hella Jongerius - FOG Art+Design San Francisco
Fair

January 13 - January 17, 2016

Hella Jongerius - Réunions de familles
Group Show

November 20, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Hella Jongerius - Eclectic matches
Group Show

November 06, 2015 - January 23, 2016

Hella Jongerius - shades of variety
Group Show

March 25 - May 23, 2015

Hella Jongerius - Only wood
Group Show

November 05 - December 20, 2014

Hella Jongerius - To be continued
Group Show

October 30 - December 20, 2014

Hella Jongerius - des formes utiles
Group Show

September 17 - October 30, 2014

Hella Jongerius - contrast control
Group Show

September 06 - October 31, 2014

Hella Jongerius - convergences
Group Show

May 21 - July 26, 2014

Hella Jongerius - O.K.
Group Show

March 22 - June 01, 2013

Hella Jongerius - Autour du cou
Group Show

November 29, 2012 - January 19, 2013

Hella Jongerius - Ensemble
Group Show

October 12 - November 24, 2012

Hella Jongerius - Techniques mixtes, dimensions variables
Group Show

May 23 - July 28, 2012

Hella Jongerius - Tandem
Group Show

January 12 - March 03, 2012

Hella Jongerius - matières à réflexion
Group Show

February 10 - May 15, 2011

Hella Jongerius - 10 printemps en automne
Group Show

September 12 - October 31, 2009

Hella Jongerius - combinaison
Group Show

June 13 - July 25, 2009

Hella Jongerius - transition
Group Show

November 29, 2008 - January 24, 2009

Hella Jongerius - 16 new pieces
Group Show

September 13 - November 22, 2008

Hella Jongerius - Tabourets
Group Show

September 08 - October 13, 2007

Hella Jongerius - zero compromise
Group Show

April 21 - May 26, 2007

Hella Jongerius - Vases
Group Show

December 02, 2006 - January 20, 2007

Hella Jongerius - Miroirs
Group Show

November 15 - December 20, 2003

kreo in motion

‘kreo in motion’ is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators! Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …

Knots and Beads Curtains by Sirai Bucarelli

In this episode, Sirai animates Hella Jongerius’ beautiful ‘Knots & Beads’ curtain. Hella’s delicately woven piece is re-imagined through the mythological story of Glauco, son of Poseidon. Born a fisherman, Glauco one day notices that when the fish eat a specific herb they live again — he thus tries the magical plant and becomes an immortal aquatic figure himself. Hella’s beaded veil opens and closes the story of this transformation, like a cyclical and immersive tide.

Facet Bottle — Day by Roy Veldkamp

Roy Veldkamp re-imagines Hella Jongerius — Day’ ‘Facet Bottle’ as light-diffused molding blocks slowly falling into place. The blocks create a facetted surface pattern on the object, just like Hella’s paint crosses over different textures of the ceramic vase.