Sep 9, 2008

A trip to the museum: Hella Jongerius

This weekend I popped into the Design Museum in Gent. There were a few small exhibitions on, including one from Hella Jongerius.

Don't be fooled by her name, like I was, she is in fact Dutch, not Swedish. According to her short biography in the museum "...she is one of the most exiting and innovative figures in contemporary design. Jongerius works on the cusp of design, craft, art and technology to fuse traditional and contemporary influences , high tech and low tech, the industrial and the artisanal.

There we're not a lot of pieces, the most famous ones being the chairs she did for Vitra and the vases for IKEA. The last ones made me wish I bought them when I had a chance...



Being a sucker for ceramics, I loved her “Porcelain Color Research project”. The rudimentary splashes of colour in combination with the detailed craftmanship of the flower illustrations, just took my breath away.

I'm definitely going to take ceramic lessons one day, I just have to find the time...







Here are some more ceramic works from her website.





2 comments:

SimplyGrove said...

Love your blog!!!! YOu have some lovely posts!!!

stella_sabian said...

A great job! I'm always impresses by the dishes made of various materials, ceramics especially.