Material research primarily determines all of Jongerius’ designs. Her vast portfolio includes single pieces exhibited at galleries, mass-produced products sold at retail stores, design of airliner interiors and even the redesign of the North Delegates’ Lounge at the UN Headquarters in New York. Jongerius was just beginning her career when she was approached by Maharam and invited to work on a project for their 100th anniversary. Maharam now produces dozens of Jongerius textiles, many of which are in the permanent collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper Hewitt and MoMA. In addition to conceiving textiles for Maharam, Jongerius creates works for clients of her own company, Jongeriuslab, and serves as design director at Danskina, a Kvadrat Maharam company for which she dreams up rugs. Her Cocoon Rug (2017) brings a new dimension to classic wool rugs, featuring long yarn irregularly spun in two colors and felted for a soft feel and durability, a generous border and sturdy backing. Made in India.