Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab


New Colour Palette for Hopsak Textiles

  • Year: 2014
  • Material: 100% Polyamide
  • Commission: Vitra, Basel
  • Production: Vitra
  • Category: Industrial production
  • Collection: Hopsak Paper Colourwheel is part of the collection of the FNAC - Fonds National d'Art Contemporain

A classic in new colours
Hopsak fabric has been exclusively manufactured for Vitra since 1971. The expressive and durable flat-weave material was originally offered in a colour palette developed by Alexander Girard for the Eames and Nelson collections. Over the years, Hopsak has been regularly updated and refined to meet changing technical requirements and colour preferences and is the reigning classic in the current portfolio of Vitra fabrics. In collaboration with Hella Jongerius, Vitra has now completely revised the palette of Hopsak shades and expanded the selection to a total of 28 colours – including 26 new duotone fabrics. The duotone colours offer a multitude of design possibilities in high-contrast, brightly hued or subtle combinations of warp and weft threads. ‘The story of Hopsak is about creating something new not only by interweaving two different colours, but also by linking design history with today’s sensibility and by uniting the industrial world of the office with the softness of the home.’ Vibrant colour families of red, green or blue tones and groups of light and dark fabrics make it possible to create interiors with carefully coordinated colour compositions.

The new palette of colours adds an inviting touch to the Eames Aluminium Group and other Vitra classics and opens up the fabric to new uses and contemporary designs. ‘I like to give the classics a new energy. It is an honour to take care of our heritage’.
Hella Jongerius, has served as Art Director for colours and materials at Vitra since 2008.

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