Jongerius, Hella

Bovist Pillow Chair

Polder Sofa

Hella Jongerius

Born in Meern, Netherlands in 1963, this innovative designer incorporates high tech contemporary with a traditional earth bearing essence. After studying design at the Industrial Design Academy in Eindhoven, she became an international attraction through her work for the Dutch design label Droog Design. Teaching at Design Academy in Eindhovaen from 1998-99 she later headed the department Living/Atelier from 2000-2004. While she shared her wealth of knowledge, in 2000, she founded the design studio JongeriusLab in Rotterdam.

Exhibitions: * 2007 "Inside Colours," installations for the exhibition "My Home," Vitra Design Museum, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rein * 2005 "Ideal Home," International Furniture Fair, Cologne * 2005 "On the Shelves," Villa Noailees, Hyeres * 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

DesignReasons sells the Polder Sofa and the Bovist Pillow Chair designed by Hella Jongerius for Vitra.