The « Mini Swatch » side table is composed of a structure in American walnut wood and a top made of multicoloured resin blocks with different finishings. This piece is an iconic example of Hella’s practice of design mixing tradition and new materials as well as her constant research on colours.
Limited edition of 20 pieces + 2 A.P. + 2 Prototypes Numbered and signed pieces
Hella Jongerius (1963) has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary.
Hella Jongerius’s research on colours, materials, and textures is never complete. All her questions are open-ended, and all her answers provisional, taking the form of finished and semi-finished products. These are part of a never-ending process, and the same is essentially true of all Jongeriuslab designs: they possess the power of the final stage, while also communicating that they are part of something greater, with both a past and an uncertain future. The unfinished, the provisional, the possible – they hide in the attention for imperfections, traces of the creation process, and the revealed potential of materials and techniques. Through this working method, Jongerius not only celebrates the value of the process, but also engages the viewer, the user, in her investigation.
Structure in American walnut wood marquetry. Table top made of multicoloured resin blocks with different finishings (mate and glossy).
60 x 40 x 47 cm