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Vases by Hella Jongerius for Maharam

January 25, 2013

A new contract textile designed by Hella Jongerius for Maharam, Vases, stems from Jongerius’ enduring fascination with material and colour.

Vases is the latest collaboration between Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius, founder of Jongeriuslab, and New York-based textile company, Maharam.

Jongerius’ work is typified by a fusion of industry and the handmade, melding high and low tech. This new textile design is inspired by her Red White Vase project from 1997 – a mass-produced ceramic collection that almost appears to be handmade. The Red White Vase was also a means of experimenting with colour, and the project later inspired the three Coloured Vases series, an investigation into the intensity and variance of industrial and natural pigments.

The Red White Vase has now been reinterpreted as a woven motif in this contract collection for Maharam. The blocks of coloured glaze that adorn the ceramic designs have been transformed into graphic pattern of textured plain, satin, rib, and twill weave structures. A companion pattern, Colorwheel by Hella Jongerius, is due to be launched in June 2013.

Available in Australia through Kvadrat Maharam

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