Sunday, April 24, 2011

Design Inspiration: Hester on the Artist Sonia Delaunay

It's a joy, she makes me happy, hopefully as I make other people happy. It's a kind of continuum.  
- Hester van Eeghen

Hester van Eeghen recently was in New York City on a press tour and had the opportunity to experience an exhibit of one of her favorite artists, Sonia Delaunay, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay's work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous contrasts of certain colors. - Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Just as color is a cornerstone of Delaunay's work, Hester van Eeghen believes that color is essential to her own designs and expression.  As an inspiration, she shares that Delaunay is "my's coming home."  Enjoy this short interview with Hester van Eeghen describing Delaunay's work and how it relates to her own designs.


  1. I love this interview. I love to hear Hester when she talks about design.

  2. Thanks Tracey. I really enjoy her word choices, they are so descriptive.