Hella Jongerius is famous for the unique way she fuses industry and craft, high- and low-tech, traditional and contemporary. In 1993 she founded the Jongeriuslab studio, where she has pursued independent projects and also created products for major clients, including IKEA, Maharam, KLM and Royal Tichelaar. Jongerius developed distinctive pieces such as the Polder Sofa and the Worker Chair for Vitra. In her textiles and ceramic works as well as her furniture pieces, Jongerius has consistently addressed the significance of colours and surfaces in contemporary design. The designer brings her knowledge in this area to the development of a Vitra-specific spectrum of colours and materials. Her works have been shown at such institutions as the Design Museum (London), the Moss Gallery (New York) and Galerie kreo (Paris).