Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius
Exhibition,Design Museum, London, UK.
Breathing Colour, by acclaimed Dutch designer Hella Jongerius at the London Design Museum, takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.
A series of newly commissioned installations explore our perceptions and connections to colour, with research, art, and design combining in works that challenge the modern industrialisation of colour. Drawing on 15 years of research, Jongerius presents an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at how colour behaves.
Featuring a diverse collection of new commissions that explore the effects that light conditions have on our perceptions of colour and form, Jongerius’s ultimate aim is to pit the power of colour against the power of form. Intriguing shapes question our preconceptions of colour and embrace its imperfection and experimentation.
The exhibition is divided into separate spaces that simulate daylight conditions at specific times of the day – morning, noon and evening. These three phases explore the impact of changing daylight on our perception of colour. Each installation includes a series of three-dimensional objects as well as textiles, some of which are hand-woven while others are produced on industrial looms.