Hella Jongerius

Misfit is a detailed survey of the work of Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius (b. 1963). Jongerius studied Industrial Design at the Eindhoven Design Academy and graduated in 1993. She came to prominence very soon after graduating, with a series of her designs being produced by the influential Dutch conceptual design collective Droog Design. She started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, in 1993 in Rotterdam, and in 2008 moved to Berlin. She has collaborated with many prestigious manufacturers, including Vitra, Royal Tichelaar Makkum and Swarovski, and her work is held in the collections of MoMA, the Stedelijk Museum and the Design Museum in London, amongst many others. Jongerius designs a range of products, including furniture, lighting, textiles and glassware but has a particular interest in ceramics.Louise Schouwenberg is a Dutch writer and curator. She writes for several international magazines, has contributed to a large number of books on design and curated a number of art and design exhibitions. In 2010 she was appointed Associate Professor of Design Theory (Lector) and head of the Masters department for Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven.