Drawing on 15 years of research, acclaimed designer Hella Jongerius presents ‘Breathing Colour’, an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at how colour behaves. The show features a diverse collection of specially commissioned objects, exploring the effects that light conditions have on our perception of colour and form.
Jongerius’ research has been inspired by a wide range of sources, including celebrated painters, who recognised and recorded how light affects objects and landscapes. ‘Breathing Colour’ is an exhibition that blurs the boundaries between art and design, combining intriguing shapes and extensive research. It questions our preconceptions of colour, showcasing its imperfection and versatility and the many ways it relates to our lives.
Credits / Image Information
All images; Lotte Stekelenburg and Gerrit Schreurs
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Collection and interpretation
Past and Future Venues
Design Museum, London 28 June – 24 September 2017
Museum Bojmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam 9 June – 12 August 2018
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm 17 October 2019 – 9 February 2020
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur 29 November 2020 - 24 May 2021