Hella Jongerius: Interlace, Woven Research
Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited by Guillaume Houzé, François Quintin. Text by Anna Colin, Hans Den Hartog Jager, Alice Rawsthorn, Anne Röhl, Christel Vesters.
A lavish account of Dutch designer Hella Jongerius’ weaving researches, conceived as a “textile object”
Alice Rawsthorn of the New York Times credits Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius (born 1963) for “bringing sensuality and sophistication” back to her field. This sensuality is apparent in her curvaceous colorful vases and her futuristic textile design.
In this unique book, Jongerius and her design team, Jongeriuslab, transformed the exhibition spaces of Lafayette Anticipations in Paris into a weaving laboratory, experimenting on the future of textile making: digital, 3D and space weaving through different looms that they adapted or made from scratch.
This volume, designed by the internationally acclaimed graphic designer Irma Boom, is conceived as a textile object. Placing text as weaving, using Singer stitching for the binding and mixing two different printing techniques (offset and riso), the book itself becomes a reflection of this unusual exhibition process.