Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Favourites from Phaidon.com: Hella Jongerius


Each week, in honour of #PhaidonFriday I pick one of my favourite features from the Phaidon.com Agenda. This time it's the video of Hella Jongerius's Special Collectors Artwork of 300 Unique Vases from just before Christmas which I think deserves a second look at. 

Dutch designer, Hella Jongerius specialises in creating hand crafted objects with unique design features and brings them to a broader audience by producing them on industrial scales (with help from Ikea, Nymphenberg and Kettal over the years).  A limited edition of 300 unique vases has been produced to accompany special signed and numbered collectors editions of Jongerius's book, Misfit

This video goes behind the scenes at The Netherlands: Royal Tichelaar Makkum, for a tour of the beautiful factory with Managing Director, Jan Tichelaar, to see where the vases are being made. The production, depth of field and light used in this video makes it one of my favourites. The details that stand out and the colouring which fits so well with the feel of the book. It's definitely worth a look even if you are not normally one for ceramics.

Jongerius has an exhibition by the same title of her book, Misfit at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands until the 13th February 2011. You can see more Hella Jongerius features at Phaidon.com including a gallery of selected works from the book Misfit which I will definately be using my employees discount for! 
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