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Dot Pillows

Hella Jongerius, 2016

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Dots have always been a source of inspiration for Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and are an important stylistic element in her textile and product designs. This is reflected in the Seat Dot cushions or decorative Coat Dot hooks she has designed for Vitra, as well as in contrasting details such as the dot-shaped buttons of the Polder Sofa.

A single dot is an ordinary shape. But in a pattern it comes to life, interacting with the surrounding surface and other dots in regard to size, spacing and material. The Dot Pillows are adorned with a series of individual dots, each of which is embellished by an irregular hachured pattern that appears to have been embroidered by hand. This hand-crafted effect is accentuated by the seemingly random arrangement of the carefully colour-coordinated dots. They give the pillows a playful character that is balanced by the subdued background colours.

Dot Pillows measure 40 by 40 centimetres and come in six colour variations, with two different dot layouts.

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This product was designed by
Hella Jongerius
The Dutch designer Hella Jongerius lives and works in Berlin. She founded the Jongeriuslab studio in 1993 and began collaborating with Vitra in 2004. Since then, she has not only contributed a substantial number of designs to the continually expanding Vitra Home Collection, but has also applied her expertise in the realm of colours and materials to the Vitra Colour & Material Library.
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