Jonsberg Vase

A work made of stoneware, feldspar porcelain.

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  • A work made of stoneware, feldspar porcelain.

Date:

2005

Artist:

Hella Jongerius
Dutch, born 1963

About this artwork

Hella Jongerius’s Jonsberg Vase for IKEA is a perfect example of the fusion of nostalgia and the avant-garde through the use of embroidery in contemporary design. The vase itself has a clean-lined, classic shape that would be fitting in a minimalist modern setting without any embellishment. Jongerius, however, is known for reinterpreting normative conventions of craft to produce new hybrids that are imbued with warmth, nostalgia, and fun. Here her figurative floral pattern is pierced into the vase in a manner reminiscent of needlepoint. The merging of these two apparently incongruent traditions renders the vase—because of the ornamental perforations—anything but functional.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Hella Jongerius

Title

Jonsberg Vase

Origin

Netherlands

Date

2005

Medium

Stoneware, feldspar porcelain

Dimensions

34 × 30 cm (13 3/8 × 11 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of an Anonymous Donor

Reference Number

2008.694

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