Hella JONGERIUS Netherlands, b. 1963


The Netherlands' contribution to art and design is well-documented and Hella Jongerius a celebrated industrial designer who graduated from the Deisgn Academy in Eindhoven in 1993, follows in that long tradition. 


Soon after graduating, her work attracted attention and before long designs were being produced by the conceptual collective, Droog Design. Though Droog offered her an extraordinary platform, in 1994 she opened her own design studio, Jongeriuslab, in Rotterdam. This was a move which was to see her career flourish and her imagination given space to develop and experiment.


She has designed furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles and ceramics and while working with long-practiced craft techniques she also employs new technology where she can to enhance, refine or build upon a surface or form. 


Since 2006 she has worked as  the art director for colours, textiles and surfaces at Vitra (Switzerland).