Christien Meindertsma

Industriedesignerin und Materialforscherin
Special Guest 29.5.2019 18 Uhr

A Flax Project

(Photo: Vincent Mentzel)

Christien Meindertsma is a designer from the Netherlands. Unlike pure product design, she is more interested in exploring the (hidden) life of products, processes and materials. Her investigative approach and visual documentation encourage a better understanding of why things are the way they are. Meindertsma graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003. Her work is acquired in the collections of MOMA (New York), The Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rein).

In her lecture, Meindertsma will explain her approach to materials and design by discussing project including “A Flax Project” and “Fibre Market”. The Flax Project discusses the development of a unique chair, a collaborative project with natural fibre specialist Enkev, initiated by Label/Breed. Meanwhile, this bio-based chair has been recognized with several awards and documents the path of flax fibres being sourced, processed and transformed into a market-ready product. Fiber Market is a research project exploring the possibilities of a fibre sorting machine which is able to scan and sort clothing based upon its material contents. For the exhibition “Fear and Love” 1000 woolen sweater have been scanned, sorted and turned into an impressive installation.

We believe her designer-researcher approach to materials is a great contribution to our current “Bio, Kunststoff – oder beides?” exhibition and look forward to an inspired audience and lively discussion. Feel very welcome to join Meindertsma’s talk and look at the backstage world of materials and design.

Christien Meindertsma