Ideal House – Hella Jongerius Cologne (DE)
Jongeriuslab with EventArchitectuur
The annual furniture fair in Cologne has a tradition of inviting leading designers to present their vision of ‘ideal living’ in the form of an installation. Hella Jongerius was invited in 2005.
Hella Jongerius began her career in the early 1990s, and presented her first designs under the banner of Droog Design, which managed to make conceptual design a great success in the international design world. She soon went her own way, because her way of working only partially matched the Droog philosophy. Unlike other ‘conceptual’ designers, Jongerius always pays a great deal of attention to the implementation, whereby she usually combines the advantages of artisanal production with the industrial production process. By emphasizing the traces of imperfection (inevitable in artisanal production) in the finished products, her designs take on their own unique character.