Material research primarily determines all of Hella Jongeriusâ€™ designs. Her extensive portfolio includes single pieces exhibited at galleries, mass-produced items sold at retail stores, design of airliner interiors and even the redesign of the North Delegatesâ€™ Lounge at UN Headquarters in New York. Jongerius was just beginning her career when she was approached by Maharam to work on a project for its 100th anniversary. Today, she works as Maharamâ€™s design director, and many of her textiles are found in the permanent collections at the Art Institute Chicago, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and MoMA. Jongerius has a very clear idea of what makes a successful rug: â€œThere are three components that have to make music together: interesting yarns, great construction and the right technique to give the pattern dazzling oxygen.â€ Her Duotone Rug (2014) is marked by its flat handwoven basket construction â€“ what she calls â€œthe archetype of weavingâ€ â€“ distinct hues for the warp and weft and several edge details, including a strip of solid color at one end. Made in India. Cream Blue Hella Jongerius: Maharam Duotone Rug.