Hella Jongerius at Design Indaba 2015

The iconic designer expresses how she keeps a holistic human touch in the mechanical world of industrial design

Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius has been a design force to be reckoned with for decades, known for both her own products and the work she’s done for companies such as Maharam, IKEA, Vitra and more. One of her latest projects was creating the interiors for Dutch airline KLM’s new 747 and 777 planes, which let Jongerius give her handmade, holistic design approach a new …

FvF Apartment, Berlin

The online lifestyle magazine launches a physical showcase with Vitra

International interview-based magazine Freunde Von Freunden (FvF), which chronicles creatives across all fields in their home and work environments, has made a leap from the digital world to the tactile. Only, this isn’t a new print edition—it’s a physical space in Mitte, Berlin designed with sustainable urban living in mind. The FvF Apartment, put together in collaboration with Swiss design and manufacturing brand Vitra, bears …

Polder Sofa by Hella Jongerius for Vitra

by Kelsey Keith Every time we come across Hella Jongerius's Polder sofa, produced by Vitra, we're impressed by the elongated lines, inspired by "tracts of land reclaimed from the sea in Holland." The low, flat and asymmetrically placed cushions form a flexible seating arrangement that's much more fun than stuffy.The couch comes in three variations, too, from XS to XXL, so it's guaranteed to look …