By: Claudy 31-05-2021

The legacy of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) as a symbol of wisdom and honor has ancient roots—from Daphne and Apollo to the bay leaf crowns worn by distinguished athletes, poets and scholars. In combination with its natural healing properties, the highly esteemed bay laurel has also been used for protection against diseases as well as natural and man-made disasters.

  • Bay Leaf
  • Private Residence, Amsterdam with Gallery Fontana
  • 2,35 x 1,15 m
  • Materials: Drenthe Heath wool, Merino wool, mohair, mulberry silk, tussah silk, silk organza, embroidered with handspun yarns
  • Pigments: indigo, bay leaf, walnut, onion, mint
  • Photography by Bas de Jager / Beeldpakket (Courtesy of Galerie Fontana)
By: Claudy 03-03-2020

Tribute to the Planets, a densely felted, low sheen woolen mural, celebrates the richness and quality of natural materials that Earth has to offer.

  • Triodos Bank Reehorst, NL, commissioned by Triodos Bank 2020
  • Material: wool Merino, Drenth Heath wool
  • Pigments: indigo, madder, welt, walnut, cochenille
  • Size (m) total area: 4.00 height x 4.60 width
  • Photo credit: Jeroen Musch
  • Text: Studio Claudy Jongstra in collaboration with Suzanna de Sitter
By: Claudy 23-07-2018

Edible dye plants and rusted iron create the color palette for a pair of 'vertical gardens' hanging gracefully above the buzzing dining room of Restaurant ONE. This diptych by Studio Claudy Jongstra reflects the rectangular vegetable beds of the restaurant's on-site urban garden and the industrial

  • Dining room Restaurant ONE
  • Roermond, The Netherlands 2018
  • Title: Vertical Garden
  • Size (m): 6.00 x 1.70 - 4.00 x 1.70
  • Material: Drenthe heath wool, merino wool, mohair, silk, cotton
  • Pigments: Indigo, walnut, onion, alder cones, birch bark, sorrel, fir needles
  • Photo credit: Jeroen Musch and Martijn Kersten