Hella Jongerius was born in de Meern, Holland in 1963. From 1988 to 1993 she studied at the Academy for industrial Design, in Eindhoven. She first gained notoriety in 1993 as a member of the renowned Dutch group Droog Design. In 2000 she started with the company-name 'JongeriusLab', her own Rotterdam-based company.
JongeriusLab makes an unique collection of products including ceramics, textiles, tableware, and furniture. Her works deliberately show the traces of how they were made, embracing imperfections and unusual mixtures of materials and techniques.