I'm feeling lazy and swamped with homework, but really want to post!
So, i'll quote:
"Designer Hella Jongerius (1963) has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary. After graduating Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993 she started her own company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and those for clients such as Maharam (New York), Royal Tichelaar Makkum (the Netherlands), Vitra (Basel), and IKEA (Sweden).
Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York), MoMA (New York), the Design Museum (London), Galerie KREO (Paris) and Moss Gallery (New York)." (www.jongeriuslab.com)
I have been following her since she first did work for Droog, likely ten years ago now, and has been an inspiration for me ever since. Have a look at her site, and if you're into IKEA you'll likely recognize a series of vases she created for them......
'Embroidered Tablecloth', 2000
'Shippo Plates', 2007
'Backpack Stool', 2007
'Backpack Sofa', 2007
'Animal Bowls', 2004
'Ikea Wall Tapestry', 2009