We’re currently really inspired by Christien Meindertsma’s Rope Lights, currently taking up space at Nest. The Dutch designer whose work has been exhibited at New York’s MOMA, the V&A and Tilburg’s textile museum and explores the limits of raw materials and products, created the lights as part of a series commissioned in 2009 by Thomas Eyck called the Flax Project.
For the collection, Meindertsma worked in collaboration with traditional rope makers and attempts to emphasise Flax, a material which used to be one of the most important textile fibres in the Netherlands but is presently farmed and shipped to China for further processing. With the Flax Project Meindertsma, aims to make a series of products from flax that are produced locally, from the seed to the end product.
Come check them out at Nest!