Hella Jongerius - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Video

    HELLA JONGERIUS 'Kasese Sheep' chair

  • Exhibited

    ‘Repeat’, Moss, New York, May 15 – June 30 , 2010

  • Literature

    Droog & Dutch Design, From Product to Fashion, exh. cat., Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2000, pp. 38, 49, 82, 169
    Charlotte and Peter Field, eds., Designing the 21st Century, Cologne, 2001, pp. 144-145
    Louise Schouwenberg and Hella Jongerius, Hella Jongerius, London, 2003, pp. 22, 57, 59, 62, 100, 101, 104, 214-216
    Hella Jongerius, Louise Schouwenberg, Alice Rawsthorn, and Paola Antonelli, Hella Jongerius: Misfit. London, 2010, pp. 145, 149, 250
    Arlene Hirst, ‘TDA/Total Design Addict’, Elle Décor Italia, no. 9, September 2012, illustrated p. 192

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘In 1999, Hella Jongerius began working on a design for a folding chair to be based on a chair that she discovered on a trip to Africa. The Kasese chair had been made by a carpenter from Kasese, Uganda, and its material, form and function fascinated her with their inherent poetry. As a 1990’s designer working with western industrial techniques and materials, the challenge was to come up with her own interpretation of that sensitivity. In the process, the chair took on certain characteristics of a typically western product: a folding chair. Its skin became traditionally industrial; its poetry became contemporary and western.’ – Louise Schouwenberg, March 1999

    The ‘Kasese Sheep’ chair is in the following permanent collections: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Textielmuseum Tilburg, the Netherlands; Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, Dunkirk, France; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France and the collection of the artist.



‘Kasese Sheep’ chair

Carbon fiber, ‘Not Tom, Dick & Harry’ handmade wool and silk felt by Claudy Jongstra.
27 x 18 1/2 x 25 in (68.6 x 47 x 63.5 cm)
Produced by Jongeriuslab, the Netherlands for Cappelini, Italy. From the edition of 12. Leg embossed with ‘jongerius for cappelini’.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,500


16 October 2012
New York