Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab


DIY penguin prop

  • Year: 2012
  • Material: Cardboard, tape and pins
  • Dimensions: 42,5cm high
  • Production: Jongeriuslab
  • Category: One-offs

The idea for the Props was born when Hella Jongerius saw the identical decorative accessories that are used during furniture fairs. Those accessories try to simulate livability. The Props, animals and fantasy creatures from cardboard and tape, were showed for the first time at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2007. With this how-to, published in Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin in 2012, you can build your own penguin at home. All you need is cardboard, tape and a pair of scissors. Hella Jongerius encourages people to build their own, but you don’t need to copy it one on one. “ Make your own variation, or paint it in any color you like. That’s the whole idea of such ‘props’: they should tell a personal story”.

DIY manual penguin prop from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.

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