06.05.2023 – 18.06.2023

Hella Jongerius: Phoenix – Reborn Beauty

A narrative installation about sustainability as part of MCBW 2023
Installation Hella Jongerius: Phoenix – Reborn Beauty, 2023.
Photo: Friederike Klesper, Die Neue Sammlung

About the Exhibition

Hella Jongerius invites you to the table. With a narrative installation, the internationally award-winning designer and Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg invite you to rediscover the theme of re-use – in a creative, sustainable and forward-looking way.

Hella Jongerius, born in 1963 near Utrecht, founded her studio Jongeriuslab in 1993 after studying at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Since then she has been researching and developing products, collections and interiors for international companies such as Maharam, KLM, Vitra and Danskina. She has lived and worked in Berlin since 2009. Jongerius sees her work as a never-ending process. Their designs combine the latest technological achievements with, in some cases, centuries-old handcraft techniques. For the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg she designed the Nymphenburger Sketch dinnerware and the Four Seasons collection. The most well-known are the animal bowls which can be seen in the world’s most famous design museums to this day.

Nymphenburg is the last manufactory of its kind where everything is made entirely by hand. The fine art of porcelain production has been cultivated in the manufactory of the Bavarian royal family since it was founded in 1747. Here, to this day “Manu Factum” still means entirely made by hand using techniques that are passed on and preserved from generation to generation. The master workshops at the Nördliches Schlossrondell in Munich produce style-defining services and artefacts that are ahead of their time, as well as bespoke interior solutions – designed to this day by the most renowned artists, architects, and designers.

A cooperation project of
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum and Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg on the occasion of mcbw 2023

Plan a visit


Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich

Opening hours:

Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Monday closed

Thursday 10:00 – 20:00


View of the Hella Jongerius installation, text plinth on the stairs and table with chairs in front of a shelf with design objects
Installation Hella Jongerius: Phoenix – Reborn Beauty, 2023.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)
Table with horizontal and vertical plates, floral decorations and lights, chairs
Installation Hella Jongerius: Phoenix – Reborn Beauty, 2023.
Photo: Friederike Klesper, Die Neue Sammlung
Three plates of different sizes with floral decorations, painted second decoration above
Hella Jongerius, Generation T, 2023.
Photo: JongeriusLab, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg


Curated by:

Friederike Klesper, Xenia Riemann-Tyroller

Supported by:

Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg