"Why make new stuff every year? I'm happy to work on the classics". As Dezeen found out when meeting Hella Jongerius at her studio in Berlin, a designer doesn't only have to create new designs but can use their skills to refresh a design collection and be sustainable at the same time. Making is just one side of the solution and for Jongerius, when asked to work with Vitra, she saw her role on another level. "I do furniture for Vitra, but I'm also their art director for colours, textiles and surfaces. We did new colours for all the Eames plastic chairs. And now we've started on Vitra's back catalogue of Prouvé and Eames. I find it very hard to find any energy to make new stuff. Why make new stuff every year? I don't believe we have to have more stuff, so I'm happy to work on the classics. It's less waste. We just have to lift it up to a new level."
Read the full interview at Dezeen magazine.