Animal Tables by Hella Jongerius

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Designer Hella Jongerius will exhibit a collection of tables featuring giant animals at Galerie Kreo in Paris next week, alongside the Artificial Flowers in our previous story.

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The collection will be a series of three tables including animals, made from a variety of materials and finishes.

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Frog Table (above) is a solid, walnut wood table with a frog appearing to climb onto one corner. The frog is partly coated in blue, transparent enamel.

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Turtle Coffee Table (below) is a small, multi-coloured coffee table in the shape of a turtle, with a resin fruit bowl on top if its shell.

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The range also includes a small, leather-covered coffee table that incorporates a porcelain vase, called Snail Table.

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The collection comprises a limited edition of eight numbered and signed pieces.

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Called Natura Design Magistra, the exhibition also includes Jongerius' Artifical Flowers (see our previous story). It will open this Saturday and continue until May 30th.

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Photographs © Morgane Le Gall, courtesy Galerie Kreo.

Here are some more details from Galerie Kreo:

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Exhibition:
Galerie kreo
April 4th 2009 to May 30th 2009

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Animal Tables - collection natura design magistra, 2009
Designer: Hella JONGERIUS
Producer: Galerie kreo

Limited edition of 8 pieces + 2 A.P. + 2 Prototypes
Numbered & signed pieces

Frog Table, 2009
Description & Materials: Walnut wood and blue transparent enamel.
Dimensions of the table: - Height: 29,1 inches (74 cm)
Length: 70,8 inches (180 cm) - Width: 35,4 inches (90 cm)
Dimensions of the Frog: - Height: 59 inches (150 cm)
Width: 49,2 inches (125 cm)

Turtle Coffee table, 2009
Description & Materials: Resins of different colors.
Dimensions of the total piece: - Height: 24,7 inches (62,8 cm)
Max. diameter: 44,3 inches (112,5 cm)
Dimensions of the table: - Height: 12,2 inches (31 cm)
Diameter: 36,4 inches (92,5 cm)
Dimensions of the tortle: - Height: 44,8 inches x 33,4 inches (114 cm x 85 cm)
Dimensions of the cup: - Diameter: 22,8 inches (58 cm)

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  • http://xxxx.com x

    what the hell is this woman on?

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z

    it’s froggy design but it’s not french design …a dutch touch and sometimes near Saddler but he is austrian living in Paris…

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  • modular

    The turtle is nice

  • münte

    i need the drugs she´s taking :)

  • Jan

    zuy…what is he on about???

  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    Sometimes designers some up with some of the most bizarre, impractical creations and insist that it’s all just “whimsical” … but in the case of the Frog Table I think it works. It make me smile. There’s a “storybook” quality to it that I really like.

    The Turtle Coffee Table on the other hand, while imaginative, seems less practical. It’s less of a table and more of an elaborate platform for a bowl.

  • sk

    that is one cool frog.
    It makes my day.

  • Brett

    What the hell is Prof. Z ever talking about?

  • gillesr

    I really like this one, stunning! Very cool for a diner by candelight with you, your wife, and the frog!

  • http://i-contain-multitudes.blogspot.com Josh Epperson

    Very nice piece. Though I’d like to have seen it before the enamel.

  • ndali

    i appreciate the designer for creating a piece which so contradicts our perception of the traditions of dinning…she has placed an ugly giant creature on a corner…but this ugliness is beautiful. i wish instead of keeping the 4 legs of the table, she would have removed one and replaced it with the frog’s leg. that way the two elements would have had a stronger connection.
    the layering of the snail table is beautiful is terms of it’s materiality. the colors and patterns are crazy yet she balanced it quite well by the solid colored bowl and base

  • http://jjohnson.carbonmade.com Jeremiah

    Is it design? Crap? An acid trip? Who cares, that frog just makes me happy.

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z

    “Designer Hella Jongerius will exhibit a collection of tables featuring giant animals at Galerie Kreo in Paris” …
    I see some irony in this frog theme ,
    Half painted is just trendy now…

  • http://www.i_am_french_what_are_you_going_to_do_about_it_cholo?.com Prof. Z

    i like the transparent paint but my brain isn’t wired up in a way that allows me to have an opinion about the frog. Just can’t say. This is just a piece that is healthy for discussion. like it or hate it. sometimes pieces like this need to be here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLacGTte-tY&feature=related

  • Dork

    Just imagine your eating some frogs’ legs at this table and this creature is ‘looking’ at your plate ………………

    Still nice work

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z , i’m so Zorry

    I don’t understand the false previous comment signed by a false Prof Z.:
    Your false comment is like your thinking,.
    I’m fluent in design but Starck is a bad english teacher , zorry.
    I must say I did not like Hella ‘s work but now she is one of my favorite dutch designers …a vase with holes for Ikea or a Polder sofa for Vitra as big as Holland …GREAT!!!!

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z , previous false comment

    previous comment is false comment

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z love Hella

    Hella is my favorite dutch designer now because she can sale a vase with holes to Ikea

  • Dajajas

    First I thougt :What the hell?? But then i looked again and I sort of beginning to like it…

  • Son of Bozo

    Ricky Swallow was here before. Cool all the same.

    http://rickyswallow.com/collections/image/sculpture/28/

  • Minh

    very very impression!!! i love it

  • tiffany

    sort of a mix of the work of her fellow Droog Designers Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe with their Godogan table,
    http://www.ons-adres.nl/site2007/paginas/products/productobjects/godogan/godogan1new.htm
    and the resin layered Rhino chair by Richard Hutten
    http://de51gn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/layersrhino.jpg

  • enzo

    kitsch is the new design

  • http://whspr.me/Ps Prof. Z i dunnot love false comments

    i love Hella , Never Prof. Z will Say that: ( please Marcus stop this )
    April 3rd, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    i like the transparent paint but my brain isn’t wired up in a way that allows me to have an opinion about the frog. Just can’t say. This is just a piece that is healthy for discussion. like it or hate it. sometimes pieces like this need to be here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLacGTte-tY&feature=related