Hella Jongerius

Inspiration and Production


In 2004, the Museum commissioned Hella Jongerius to create a series of ten textiles, collectively titled Sampler Blanket, in conjunction with her Collection Selects exhibition. Each work in the show was inspired by designs found on historic samplers in the Museum’s Textile collection, which includes over 1,000 examples of embroidered samplers from all over the world spanning three centuries.
Hella Jongerius, Maharam, samplers

Oversized Samplers


In 2004, the Museum commissioned the Dutch designer Hella Jongerius to create a series of ten textiles, collectively titled Sampler Blanket, in conjunction with the exhibition Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, shown in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collections Gallery March 4 to September 4, 2005. Each work in the series is inspired by designs found on historic samplers in the Museum's Textile Department. Embroidered samplers are one of the richest areas of the collection; the department has over 1,000 examples from all over the world.
Hella Jongerius, Maharam, samplers, needle-punch felting

Industry vs. Craft


Dutch Designer Hella Jongerius has dedicated her career to juxtaposing seemingly contradictory themes in her work: industry and craft, high and low tech, traditional and contemporary influences and modes of creation. She has been featured in exhibitions here at the Cooper-Hewitt, as well as at MoMA and the Design Museum in London, among others.
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This is Not a Tire


At first glance, it is difficult to know how to identify the material composition of this folding fan. The material is black and stiff with a drilled pattern of open decorative elements and a raised design on the handle. On closer examination, the words, “Man’f Company Lambertville Goodyear Patent" can be seen stamped into the top portion of the handle.
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Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection


As the second guest curator of an installation in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery, leading Dutch designer Hella Jongerius focused on the Museum’s unparalleled collection of samplers—embroidered notes made by needlewomen used as means of recording and transmitting designs, knowledge, and skills.
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Paris: Buzzing with Design


With the Pavilion des Arts et Design at the Tuileries last week, Paris was buzzing with design.
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