The designer Hella Jongerius has become known for the unique way she fuses industry and craft, high-tech with low-tech, the traditional with the contemporary. In 1993 she opened the Jongeriuslab design studio through which she has carried out her own projects as well as works for such clients as Maharam, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, IKEA and KLM. For Vitra, the Dutch designer has developed pieces like the Polder Sofa or the Worker Chair. 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. Hella Jongerius brings her expertise 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), Galerie kreo (Paris) and the Moss Gallery (New York).