Hella Jongerius has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating Design Academy Eindhoven in 1993 she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for clients such as Maharam, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Vitra and IKEA. Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, MoMA, the Design Museum, Galerie KREO and Moss gallery. Since 1998 she has been teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven since. Her carpet 'Repeat' was awarded with the Rotterdam design prize in 2003.With the quiet irony typical for her work, Hella Jongerius named her new sofa for Vitra, the Polder Sofa. In Holland, Polder refers to the artificial land reclaimed from the sea by means of dykes and drainage canals. The body of the Polder Sofa is just as low-lying, just as flat, and has just as much emphasis on the horizontal as does the Dutch landscape. For it, Hella Jongerius chose five carefully selected combinations of colors and fabric qualities, accentuating them with high-tech threads and large buttons.This play with colors and textures underscores the asymmetry of the piece, and together with the large buttons decorating the cushions are unmistakable trademarks of the Polder Sofa. Made of natural materials like bone and mother of pearl, the buttons are sewn to the cushions with bold broad cross stitches. Through the selection of the threads, Hella Jongerius creates a contrast of colors that further enhances the distinctiveness of this design feature.
|Hella Jongerius Polder Sofa||30.75" H x 115.25" W x 39.5" D||Unavailable|
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Vitra Hella Jongerius Polder Sofa
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