Color Inspiration: Print and Pattern from Hella Jongerius

Color Inspiration: Print and Pattern from Hella Jongerius

Sarah Coffey
Oct 9, 2008

When it comes to color, Hella Jongerius is one of our favorite contemporary designers. Her patterns for Maharam, Vitra, and IKEA strike a balance between subtle colors and bold notes...

Jongerius' unique approach to pattern appears in all her projects: for Vitra's Polder Sofa she used the cushions as palettes for contrasting colors and textures.

Repeat Classic Stripe for Maharam

For the Repeat line of textiles, Jongerius created a series of distinct but related patterns that flow into one another.

Repeat Dot Ring for Maharam

For IKEA's PS Jonsberg Vase, Jongerius integrated traditional handcrafted ceramic techniques with industrial mass production.

Layers Fabric for Maharam

View the Repeat line here, the Layers line here, the PS Jonsberg Vase here, and the Polder Sofa here.

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