Lot 108, Hella Jongerius, ‘Giant Prince’ vase, 2000, estimated at $70,000-$90,000, sold for $86,500
New York, October 17, 2012
The Moss: Dialogues between Art & Design auction at Phillips de Pury & Company totaled $5,567,750. The auction set world records for Maarten Baas, Studio Job, Hella Jongerius, Robert Wilson and Patricia Urquiola. The success of the sale is a reflection of Phillips de Pury & Company’s commitment to the sale and promotion of important design and Murray Moss’s consistent leadership in the field. The sale brought an excitement to the industry that was reflected in the auction results.
Murray Moss is an internationally renowned authority on contemporary design and is frequently guest speaker at art academies, universities and cultural institutions around the country. With his long time business partner, Franklin Getchell, Moss runs Moss Bureau, a New York-based multidisciplinary design consultancy that assists private and institutional collectors of contemporary design in an advisory and curatorial capacity.
Hella Jongerius Jackpot Field sofa, table, large vase with bronze medallion, courtesy Phillips de Pury and Moss Bureau
Viewing: October 6-15, 2012
Reception: October 10, 2012, 6-8pm
Auction: October 16, 2012, 11am
Pillips de Pury is pleased to present the auction and viewing days for Moss: Dialogues between Art and Design. It is entirely curated by Murray Moss and presents a singular and autobiographical approach to the pairing of art and design–a new paradigm to the traditional auction format, a highly subjective “apples to oranges” approach in the interdisciplinary pairing of disparate works. The auction is comprised of works from Moss Gallery and from the private collection of Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell, as well as certain very special consigned pieces, each paired a work of fine art, contemporary, old masters or even antiquities. Because the sale inevitably represents the thinking and philosophy of Moss gallery across the years, it includes masterworks from the Dutch designers with whom they have long relationships. Among those are Maarten Baas, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job, Marcel Wanders, Julien Carretero and Tomas Libertiny.
Christien Meindertsma, hand-knitted rug with wool from Lava Lake Ranch, Hailey, Idaho, courtesy of The Nature Conservancy
July 26 – October 25, 2012
Closing party and benefit auction: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6pm
The Coral Gables Museum is please to present the traveling exhibition Design for a Living World, for which The Nature Conservancy invited 10 designers to create objects from sustainable materials sourced from around the world. The exhibition, which premiered at New York’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and traveled to Chicago and Phoenix, showcases the works of Ted Muehling, Stephen Burks, Yves Béhar, Abbott Miller, Kate Spade New York, Isaac Mizrahi, Hella Jongerius, Christien Meindertsma, Ezri Tarazi and Maya Lin.
Hella Jongerius, Dutch designer and Erik Varwijk, Managing Director KLM on the famous ‘Poldersofa’ in the KLM-hangar, in front of a Boeing 747-400
April 12, 2012
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has asked leading Dutch designer Hella Jongerius to revitalize its World Business Class (WBC) cabin interior across the fleet. This will enable KLM to modernize its WBC product, uniting international allure with top Dutch design to emphasize a sense of pride in our Dutch heritage.
Continuing the exploration of embroidery that began with Layers in 2008, Maharam introduces Borders by Hella Jongerius. With Layers, Jongerius employed embroidery to bind two layers of wool felt as a base for windows of hand-cut pattern. Turning to another example of embroidery that is both decorative and functional, Borders stems from Jongerius’ interest in the traditional backstrap weaving of Guatemala and Mexico, in which the loom is tethered between the weaver’s body and a tree or post. Because backstrap weaving produces a narrow cloth, two or more pieces are often hand embroidered together using a heavy decorative stitch. Borders is an industrial translation of this localized craft technique. The embroidered lines that traverse Borders’ surface are archetypal motifs culled from different genres, including a botanical, a dotted line, and pied de poule, forming an irregular grid of unique compositions.
News item: Pattern Language: Hella Jongerius’s new fabric collection was inspired by the traditional weavers of Mexico and Guatemala
Intro: Hella Jongerius may have only two textile collections under her belt, but with them she set a high bar. “Repeat and Layers are both iconic,” says Michael Maharam, the creative principal of the eponymous company that produced them. “They’re in MoMA’s permanent collection, and they’re unlike anything else that previously existed in our world.” Due to its unusually long patterns, Repeat (2002) results in one-offs when put to use. And Layers (2006), which combines decorative stitching, felt, and cutouts, brings handicraft intricacy to the industrial process. So one might assume that the Dutch designer’s third outing for Maharam would involve another innovative feat. Instead, her latest project offers something much subtler: an homage to a centuries-old method of hand weaving.(click link to read more)
Studio Wieki Somers, Big Vrozen Vase (detail), 2010, courtesy Galerie Kreo and the designer
November 30 – December 5, 2010
Galerie Kreo from Paris presents selected works by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Pierre Charpin, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Alessandro Mendini, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Studio Wieki Somers, and Martin Szekely at Design Miami/.
Studio Wieki Somers, Big Vrozen Vase, 2010, courtesy Galerie Kreo and the designer
At Galerie Kreo, Clémence and Didier Krzentowski present exclusive limited-edition pieces by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Naoto Fukasawa, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Marteen Van Severen and Martin Szekely, as well as work by François Bauchet, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Alessandro Mendini, Jerszy Seymour, Studio Wieki Somers and others.
Hella Jongerius, Frog Table, 2009, courtesy Galerie Kreo and the designer
Works by these designers are part of the permanent collections of the most important private collectors and museums in the world. In addition, the gallery presents a selection of exceptional lamps from the fifties to the present day, including pieces designed by Gino Sarfatti.
Hella Jongerius, Snail Table (detail), 2009, courtesy Galerie Kreo and the designer
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A clip from the documentary “Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes” released by Design OnScreen. The mission of Design Onscreen is to document and disseminate in some form of "film media" the work of significant designers and contemporary issues in design. For further information about this film please visit www.designonscreen.org