Embroidered Tablecloth

Date:

2000

Artist:

Hella Jongerius
Dutch, born 1963

About this artwork

Hella Jongerius delights in nonconformist approaches to design, seeking relevance to contemporary society with a do-it-yourself aesthetic reinterpreted through industrial processes and new materials. Embroidered Tablecloth represents Jongerius’s skill at pairing distinct, familiar objects and combining them in unexpected ways. Inspired by the dragon and flower patterns visible on two famous Asian vases housed in the collection of the Museum Princessehof in the Netherlands, Jongerius stitched a ceramic plate directly onto a tablecloth in order to “liberate the images from the confines of the material.” As this piece attests, her work speaks to a contemporary creative process that produces new modern hybrids that elicit an emotional response from the user.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Hella Jongerius

Title

Embroidered Tablecloth

Origin

Utrecht

Date

2000

Medium

Linen, cotton, and porcelain

Dimensions

80 x 120 x 2 cm (31 1/2 x 47 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2009.12

Copyright

© 2000 Hella Jongerius.

Extended information about this artwork

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