Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab



  • Year: 2022
  • Material: 46% Wool, 28% Solution-Dyed Nylon, 23% Cotton, 3% Rayon
  • Commission: Maharam, New York
  • Production: Maharam
  • Category: Industrial production

Spindle’s design derives from interest in process and weaving, which was also the subject of the 2021 exhibition Woven Cosmos at Berlin’s Gropius Bau. Spindle interprets a series of elaborate ropes originally made for the exhibition’s installation Cosmic Loom which represents the universal role of spinning and weaving in cultures worldwide.

The Maharam Design Studio captured the handmade ropes’ irregular forms in meticulous detail and render them in ten repeating motifs through color and a variety of woven structures. Domestically woven on a jacquard loom, Spindle references to earlier explorations of embroidery techniques at industrial scale, as seen in the Layers series (2008), and the textiles Borders (2011) and Flutter (2018). Reflecting the unique colour sensibility, hues of bright turquoise, bronze, indigo, and brushed orange are complemented by the nuance of heathered wool grounds.

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