Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab



  • Year: 2019
  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Commission: Kvadrat and Maharam
  • Production: Maharam
  • Category: Industrial production

Just as his forerunner Sienna, Shore is a soft, beautiful felted rug that has a tranquile and yet distinct colour play around the its edges.

To achieve the watercolour-like effect, dyed flocks of wool are pulled by hand until the colours become almost transparent. Like paint, when placed on top of a dark or light base, the flocks overlap and the different colours ood into each other.

The wool for Shore is hand-felted by a group of skilled women from Kathmandu. The process involves washing, soaping and dying, before the wool flocks are placed into the pattern. Many hours are then spent rolling the material by hand and foot until it is transformed into felt.

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