Born in 1963 in De Meern, Netherlands, Hella Jongerius is a prolific Dutch designer of textiles, pottery, and furniture. Influenced by her education at the Design Academy Eindhoven and her work at Droog Design, Jongerius opened her studio in 1993. Named Jongeriuslab, her studio currently resides in Berlin and collaborates with noted companies such as Maharam, KLM, Vitra, IKEA, and Camper. Her pieces are often exhibited at galleries across Europe and The United States, including MoMA in New York and Design Museum in London. Jongerius’ work is based in conceptual design and often plays with the dichotomy of opposites. She might play with technology and handmade in a single object, or celebrate the unfinished in a finished piece of work. Jongerius is a perpetual student of colors, materials, and textures, this learning often plays out to stunning effect in her designs.