Using a holistic approach to design, Maharam creates innovative textiles through the exploration of pattern, material, and technique. A fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, Maharam has evolved into a leading provider of design-driven textiles for commercial and residential interiors. The brand is recognized for its rigorous and holistic commitment to design and embraces a diverse range of disciplines, from product, graphic, and digital design to art and architecture. Maharam frequently collaborates with industry designers and visionaries, including Charles and Ray Eames, Gio Ponti, Alexander Girard, and more recently, Paul Smith. Maharam's textiles are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Stedelijk Museum, among others.
Dutch designer Hella Jongerius (born 1963) combines craft techniques with modern technology to create objects that are strikingly new and provocative. Jongerius' range is diverse and broadly derived. Her designs typically employ a mélange of media such as ceramics, steel, plastic, felt, and precious metals. The resulting designs emphasize simple forms, rich textures, and materials that often retain traces of their origin and purpose. Jongerius works in Rotterdam where she heads her own design company, JongeriusLab. Her designs have been manufactured and sold by Vitra, Cappellini, and IKEA to name a few. Jongerius' designs are also in the permanent collections of several leading museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The first survey of Jongerius work was published by Phaidon in 2003.View other products by Hella Jongerius