Hella Jongerius handles design care

Hella Jongerius has discovered one doesn’t always need to be too precious about handmade products.

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Jongerius talks about getting started as a professional designer and how her fascination with certain materials led to her marrying unusual material combinations in her work. 

She walks us on the journey that took her from some of her older work to her latest creations, discovering that one doesn’t always need to be too precious about handmade products, considering the authenticity of authorship in products made on a mass scale.

Finding the language of the home is part of furniture design, says Jongerius.

Jongerius asks many pertinent questions, such as why she would want to make a product, whether furniture deisgn is the essence of industrial design, and what adds value to a product. She also talks about using embroidery in product design and making vases that tell stories about ageing.