Hella Jongerius Explores Color at London’s Design Museum

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius. Photography by Roel Van Tour.

Hella Jongerius has designed chairs in three shades of white, but her exhibition at the Design Museum, London, is another story. The commissioned installations in “Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius,” through September 24, combine unusual materials and shapes with the designer’s 15 years of research into metamerism, the phenomenon in which colors seem to match, because of how they reflect different light wavelengths, but don’t actually. As such, the exhibition is divided into spaces simulating natural light conditions at different times of day, fitted with hue-sensitive items like rope-strung polyester nuggets and faceted cardboard tumblers.

Hue-sensitive, rope-strung polyester nuggets by Hella Jongerius. Photography by Roel Van Tour.
Faceted cardboard tumblers by Hella Jongerius. Photography by Roel Van Tour.
Hella Jongerius. Photography by Roel Van Tour.
Inside Hella Jongerius's studio. Photography by Roel Van Tour.
Inside Hella Jongerius's studio. Photography by Roel Van Tour.
Inside Hella Jongerius's studio. Photography by Roel Van Tour.
Inside Hella Jongerius's studio. Photography by Roel Van Tour.

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