20 Mar 2012 • Jane Szita
Vases & Colorwheel
Here’s a sneak peek of two new textiles by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius for fabric company Maharam. Due to be released in October, they are inspired by the designer’s enduring interest in colour research.
Vases is based on a three-dimensional design project in which Jongerius experiments with the effect of pigments on a ceramic base. For the Maharam fabric, she has transformed the project - a circle composed of rows of coloured vases - into a striking graphic pattern.
Colorwheel features a sun-like pattern based, as it’s name suggests, on an abstracted version of the colour wheel.
The two new textiles are the latest results of a collaboration which dates back to Repeat, Jongerius’ first fabric for Maharam, in 2002. Most recently, the designer has created Hours and Borders for the New York-based company.
*Sneak peek! We'll be featuring an interview with Hella Jongerius about her textiles in Frame #86. Click here to subscribe.*