Natlab

The Natlab is well known as the former Research & Development Laboratory of Philips Company in Eindhoven.

The theme ‘research’ formed the basis for the series of 3 wall coverings in this multipurpose meeting room.

For this commission Jongstra started her own research on the color Veronese Green, as a connection to the period in the 18th century, the Enlightment, in which experiments played an important role.

This art installation, with these painterly tapestries, is created to stimulate ‘out of the box’ thinking into new visions and ideas for this century.

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Natlab, Eindhoven, 2014
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Barnes Foundation

Felt wrapped on panels. The 15 large-scale art panels in the Lightcourt are all different.
The ‘white on white’ silk on wool fabrics are serene and of pure beauty. The sensation of these tactile acoustic wall pieces can be best described as Mother of Pearl. The design of these wallcoverings was executed in cooperation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien architects (NY), who built this new ‘home’ for this famous collection in Philadelphia.

The Barnes Foundation is a famous collection of paintings by Matisse, Césanne, Picasso,
Van Gogh, etc. The museum building is totally new and located in the center of Philadelphia.
The architects wished to emphasize the tactility of materials, and chose to work with limestone, steel, wood and glass; they also sincerely wanted to incorporate textiles.

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Studio CJ and TWBTArchitects have a long relationship; together they decided to design a very pure, serene fabric that has its own strong personality. Even the acoustics in the huge central hall are improved by the fabrics.

The source for the feeling created by these panels were inspired by the paintings by the famous Dutch painter, Jan Schoonhoven.
This wallcovering gives its viewer a sensation of purity and tactility.

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Barnes Foundation, USA, 2012
Mother of Pearl Wallcovering
TWBT Architects
Size 1 panel: 2.50 m x 2.50 m
Material: tussah silk, merino wool
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Fries Museum

This is a large-scale textile wallcovering for the new Fries Museum. The instructions for this wallcovering in the entry hall of the new museum, to open in 2013, were to create a visualization of the Frisian landscape.

These images show an artistic view of the Dutch-Frisian landscape with sunlight, blue sky and earth. In the spectrum of the earth, you can see the low horizon and the rich details in the embroidery. Colours used are: onion,weld,cochenille and indigo.

Our tapestries and wallcoverings express the beauty of natural materials and are unique in their closeness to nature and the exploration of new options. Each art piece is especially designed for the building itself. Studio Claudy Jongstra always presents samples, sketch proposals and/or mock-ups during the design process. 

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Fries Museum, NL, 2013
Frisian landscape, wallcovering
Bierman Henket architects
Size: 25 m x 6.50 m
Material: raw silk, Drenthe heath sheep wool, Wensleydale wool
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CJIB

The outside of this auditorium is covered with a fabric of raw linen and raw silk in off-white.

The inside is also a wallcovering, another handmade fabric of Studio Claudy Jongstra, in a yellow colour manufactured by the natural dye from onions.
The fabrics are developed in cooperation with Claus & Kaan Architects. Outside hangs a fabric with a strong graphic appearance because of the expressive ‘graphic language’ of the raw linens. Inside, the silk on wool fabrics give a very warm, comfortable, rich feeling. Jongstra works in the field between applied arts and autonomous art.
She comments on architecture, places accents on spots in interiors and defines the focus in public spaces. She brings nature closer and makes it more miraculous than it already is and upsets tradtional views on art.

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CJIB, NL, 2012
Wallcovering
Claus & Kaan Architects
Size: 50 m x 2.50 m
Material: raw linen, merino wool, silk, cotton gauze
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Bennington College

These three tapestries were designed for Bennington College in Vermont, USA.

CAPA- The Center for the Advancement of Public Action morphs the studio of the artist, the laboratory of a scientist, the workshop of a craftsman, and the think tank of a policy wonk into a place where students are asked to put the world’s most pressing problems at the center of their undergraduate education. This new buildings designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien will be home for liberal arts education, while expressing its new radical approach.

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Bennington College, USA, 2011
Tapestries
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Size: 1.80 m x 1.80 m
Colours: off-white, indigo
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Borzo - modern & contemporary art

Exhibition of autonomous pieces by Claudy Jongstra

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Language of hands

A short impression on how we work

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Borzo - modern & contemporary art

Autonomous pieces 

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Shore Line

Contemporary art piece for private residencies. Simple strong and poetic work of art.

Winner of 'Best Sudio Artist Design' Carpet Design Award at Domotex 2014 

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Shore Line
Size appr. 4.30 m x 4.80 m
Dye: Indigo, Woad
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Underground Gallery

Partly primitive, partly animal, partly magic, Claudy Jongstra's felt fabrics are unique in their rough sophistication. 
(source: Lisa White).

In the tapestries of our ateliers
you will recognize a glimpse of the dynamic of the raw materials used, their irregular beauty, their shimmer and the re-explored possibilities of old crafts in a
new contemporary design.

Our work is included in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York, the RISD Museum on Rhode Island, and the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.

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Black & Whites, NL, 2007
Tapestries
Size: 5 pieces 1.50 m x 0.60 m
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