Hella Jongerius. Phoenix – Reborn beauty
Location: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Duration: May 6, 2023 – June 18, 2023
Hella Jongerius invites you to the table. With a narrative installation, the internationally award-winning designer and Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg invite you to rediscover the theme of re-use- in a creative, sustainable and forward-looking way.
A table that connects generations: For people who gather around it and b porcelain pieces with which it is set. All the plates that adorn this table have a story. This is also the subiect of the short stories that visitors can listen to through headphones. Some pieces were inherited. others given away, still others bought at the second-hand market.
Thanks to two new, hand-painted designs by Hella Jongerius, the pieces now have a new future: “Dripping”, the radical dripping décor, covers up what is underneath in blue, black or golden streaks to make it deliberately invisible. While “Weeds”, the fine, graphic plant décor, overgrows the plates with the free and wild growth of various fantasy weeds.
“Generation “T stands for tradition, transformation and tableware and is an initiative by Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg and Dutch designer Hella Jongerius against the waste of valuable resources human and material. The idea for this project arose fromt h e need to bring back to life plates, cups and bowls of unique quality that had previously been gathering dust in the cellar or attic.
Hella Jongerius, born in 1963 near Utrecht,founded her studio Jongeriuslab in 1993 after studying at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. She has lived and worked in Berlin since 2009. Jongerius’ designs combine the latest technological achievements with. in some cases. centuries-old handcraft techniques. For the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg she designed the Nymphenburger Sketch dinnerware and the Four Seasons collection. The most well-known are the animal bowls which can be seen in the world’s most famous design museums to this day.
Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg is the last manufactory of its kind where everything is made entirely by hand. The fine art of porcelain production has been cultivated in the manufactory of the Bavarian royal family since it was founded in 1747. Here, to this day “Manu Factum” still means entirely made by hand using techniques that are passed on and preserved from generation to generation. The master workshops at the Nördliches Schlossrondell in Munich produce style-defining services and artefacts that are ahead of their time, as well as bespoke interior solutions – designed to this day by the most renowned artists, architects, and designers
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is pleased to announce its collaboration with Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg and Hella Jongerius. Already in 2017, the museum presented the exhibition
“Beyond the New” with Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg. This referred to the manifesto of the
same name from 2015, in which the two called for a changed view on design, concerning sustainability,
careful and fair production and social responsibility of manufacturers, designers and consumers. Numerous works by Hella Jongerius are in the collection
A cooperation project of Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum and Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg on the occasion of mcbw 2023
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