Catalogue

Hella Jongerius
Textile Research

Editor: Lafayette Anticipations, König Books
Author: Anna Colin, Hella Jongerius, Hans den Hartog Jager, François Quintin, Alice Rawsthorn, Anne Röhl, Christel Vesters
Graphic Designer: Irma Boom
Photographer: Roel Van Tour
Size: 17x24 cm
Number of pages: 136
Number of illustrations: 8
Printing: Offset et Riso
Binding: Ecolière, staples, Singer
Language: English-French
Date of release: Sep 2019
Price: 30 €
ISBN: 978-2-490862-03-0
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The Dutchwoman Hella Jongerius is today one of the most important figures in international design. A special feature of her work is certainly the fact that she conducts fundamental research and industrial development on the same front. At the JongeriusLab, based in Berlin, her unique theoretical, experimental and empirical research focuses, for example, on the visual impact of colours and surfaces on each other, or on the materials used in objects and the very nature of their uses... In many ways his practice echoes that of the art world or what has been called speculative design. But his work is resolutely inscribed in an industrial perspective for the greatest number of people.  

Throughout the summer of 2019, the Foundation building was transformed into a large fabric factory open to the public. The performative qualities of the building itself were put to good use, the movable trays were used as a gigantic loom in constant mutation. A team of weavers and young designers worked together with volunteers who wanted to participate in this great project. The exhibition catalogue was also "woven" on site, printed using different techniques and sewn into booklets to make up a complete book in the end. Each "chapter" was published during that summer.