This monograph (stitch-bound – lovely) brings together and celebrates the work of the genius Dutch designer, Hella Jongerius. It has over 350 photographs, hypothetical conversations between Jongerius and author Louise Schouwenberg, which examine her working methods, disillusion with the perfection of much industrial design (which inspired the book’s title – only the ‘misfits’ betray craftsmanship, which is invisible where a piece is ‘perfect’), and the development of her key designs. Then two essays by contemporary design experts Alice Rawsthorn and Paola Antonelli further contextualise her work.

Her work is gloriously eccentric, yet grounded. The perfect combination. And we love her Polder sofa, always have, always will.

Published on Monday 14 February by Phaidon.

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