The design duo deJongeKalff consists of Jennifer de Jonge (Axel NL, 1981) and Roos Kalff (Amsterdam NL, 1967). After a study Interior Design in Antwerp in 2004, and Architectural Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, De Jonge proceeded with Applied Arts, graduating in 2011. Kalff finished education as Arts teacher in 1992. After a career in the film industry, and building a dwelling in the South of Spain, she graduated in Architectural Design at the Rietveld in 2009, the same year as De Jonge. Ever since they share an interest in finding new opportunities for existing materials. While they continue to work as independent artists, they merged their activities in 2011 under the name deJongeKalff.
DeJongeKalff has made products like Tafelvlekken, Paper Light and Castle Glasses that are designed with the material as a starting point, looking for alienation between material and form while combining old forms with new techniques. Their White rubber table cloth caught the eye of the Rijksmuseum which led to a commission for the Dürer table cloth. With Studio Droog these reinterpretations of century old works were presented as a functional dining room at the Salone del Mobile 2013.
In 2011 the White rubber table cloth was awarded the Mercure culture prize. Previous De Jonge's work was on show at the DOEN|materiaalprijs and travelled as far as Australia. Kalff's Chameleon chair, made of autumn leaves, won first prize at the Re-Frame design contest and was on show in Norway and Germany.
Paper Light, model Citylight (12a*) & Forest (12b*)
Simple in its design and exuberant in his appearance. When designing Paper Light are the characteristics of the material, the transparency of the paper and the sometimes almost porcelain like appearance, combined with the open-work patterns and the exciting light drawing. Paper Light is made of white paper, double sided laminated and cut out the pattern by means of laser.
Specifications Paper Light; model Citylight and Forest:
Material: white paper, double sided laminated, laser cut, steel wire frame, white epoxy, nylon confirmation
Sizes: Diameter foot 15 cm / height 40 cm
Price: € 130,- a piece