Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab



  • Year: 2014
  • Commission: Maharam, New York
  • Production: Maharam
  • Category: Industrial production

A carapace is the upper section of the skeleton, or shell in a number of animal groups including beetles and turtles. The diversity in shapes inspired Jongerius to create new motifs for a woven fabric for Maharam.
Originating as a series of painted dots that were gradually transformed into clusters of unusual organic forms, Carapace makes a conceptual connection between the design process and metamorphosis.
The textiles combine metallic nylon yarn with wool, creating depth and textural contrast to great effect.

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