Monday, 19 June 2017 11:41

Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour

Design Museum, London
28 June — 24 September 2017

Published in Diary

A little inspiration from our archives – some of our favourite interviews with female architects and designers over the years

Published in Comment
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Tea Trolley 901 by Hella Jongerius

Blurring the boundaries between lounge furniture and kitchen accessory, Alvar Aalto’s mobile icon receives a tonal update. Laura Snoad reports

Published in News
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 01:00

Icon 143: Studios

In our latest issue (out on 3 April 2015) we go behind the scenes with Inga Sempé, Frank Gehry, Michael Young, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Marten Baas, David Adjaye and Hella Jongerius

Published in Comment

"There's just too much shit design," the self-proclaimed "design pastor" tells an audience at Design Indaba in Cape Town. Christopher Turner was there

Published in News
Monday, 17 March 2014 17:05

Design at 30,000 feet

The typical aeroplane cabin is filled with standardised elements distinguished only by their overt branding. Now designers such as Hella Jongerius are adding the human touch.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 15:11

Icon 129: Airports

This month’s issue is devoted to ‘Airports’, from Studio Fuksas’s vast terminal in Shenzhen, to Pereira & Luckman, inventors of jet-age modernism and designers of LAX. We also look at how Hella Jongerius and FutureBrand, among others, have created national identities at 30,000ft up in the air. Plus the latest products and furniture from Scandinavia in this month's design report.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:30

United Nations Redesign

A Dutch team led by Hella Jongerius is redesigning the room where the world’s biggest decisions are made.

Published in News
Friday, 05 August 2011 11:22

Living Architecture

Part holiday home, part missionary outpost, the Balancing Barn perches on a ridge in Suffolk like the cliffhanger finale of The Italian Job re-enacted with an extra-long Gulfstream trailer.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 13:51

China's World Expo

One image is ubiquitous on the construction hoardings, billboards and plastic shopping bags in Shanghai these days – the tiered silhouette of the China Pavilion at the Expo 2010.

Published in News
Friday, 14 August 2009 14:15


A feature film about product design is a rare thing indeed. This one is set in a strangely familiar parallel universe with an all-star cast.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 15:11


Ikea has invited Swedish quartet Front to design pieces for its new PS collection, finally allowing fans of the designers to own a piece of the studio's furniture at an affordable price.

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 09:38

Ikea’s new PS Collection

Ikea has invited Swedish quartet Front and Dutch design star Hella Jongerius to design pieces for its new PS collection, finally allowing fans of the designers to own a piece of their furniture at an affordable price.
Published in NEWS
Friday, 23 March 2007 11:17

Hella Jongerius | icon 026 | August 2005

"When I’m working in textiles or ceramics, people never ask whether the work has a female touch," says Hella Jongerius. "But when I'm designing furniture, they suddenly start asking, 'Do you think this is a woman's approach?'"

Published in ICON 026 | August 2005
Friday, 23 March 2007 09:23

Milan Top Ten | icon 024 | June 2005

So farewell Milan and hello, er, Rho-Pero. With the Salone Internazionale di Mobile moving to a new out-of-town location next year, this year’s furniture fair marked the end of an era.

Published in ICON 024 | June 2005

As a cultural force, design is taken less seriously than art. Why is that, especially when the distinction between the two disciplines is becoming increasingly hard to locate? Isn’t it time we celebrated design as the meeting of art and everyday life?

Published in ICON 023 | May 2005
Friday, 23 March 2007 08:20

Ceramics | icon 022 | April 2005

“When I was a student, porcelain was associated with kitschy souvenirs or stupid mugs,” recalls Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky. “But recently a new wave of ideas has revived the material and placed it in a different context.”

Published in ICON 022 | April 2005
Thursday, 22 March 2007 08:04

Marcel Wanders | icon 011 | April 2004

“I can do anything. I could have been a dentist and I would have been the best dentist ever. I could have been a farmer. I really feel I could have done a lot of different things and I’m pretty sure that whatever I’d have done I’d have done it with so much passion and love that I’d do a great job.”

Published in ICON 011 | April 2004

Hella Jongerius is the leading female designer of our time, according to the Design Museum, which is showing the first retrospective of the Dutch designer's work.