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Thu 12.5.

‘Borders’ by Hella Jongerius for Maharam (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,


'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam

To coincide with ICFF, Soho-based design gallery Moss will exhibit the latest collaborative project of the renowned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and American textile supplier Maharam. Entitled ‘Borders’, the series of embroidered fabric designs explores the pre-Columbian backstrap weaving techniques indigenous to Guatemala and Mexico.

'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam

Fascinated by the weaving technique in which the loom is tethered between the weaver’s body and a tree or post, Jongerius has rendered the South American craft into industrial design by creating the series of four woolen fabrics in natural, greige, charcoal, and walnut, which are ’embroidered expression of Jongerius’ unique color sensibility, including combinations of nude and crimson, pale yellow with eggshell blue, marigold and turquoise, and tangerine with hazard orange’.

'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam

‘Borders’ follows Jongerius’ 2008 ‘Layers’ series for Maharam, in which the designer ’employed embroidery to bind two layers of wool felt as a base for windows of hand-cut pattern’.

'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam

to the Maharam collections on Architonic


to Hella Jongerius’ designs on Architonic


to Moss gallery website