13. Hella Jongerius, born 1963
"Knitted Lamp," 1996 (1995)
Fiberglass and PMMA
Dry Tech collection, manufactured by Hella Jongerius
Lent by Droog Design, Amsterdam
27 1/2 x 15 3/4" (70 x 40 cm)
Photo by Hans van der Mars, courtesy DMD
During the past year, Droog Design coordinated an effort with the Aviation and Space Laboratory of the Delft Technical University to produce experimental objects made of advanced knitted fibers. The program is called "Dry Tech." Hella Jongerius knitted this lamp out of glass fibers and reinforced them with polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA), a particular kind of plastic. The lamp was given its shape using the vacuum molding technique for plastics.