asked to create a product in celebration of the Textilemuseum in Tilburg’s 50th
anniversary Meindertsma chose to
reflect on the use of common and less-than-common plant-based yarns in textile
design. Her resulting tablecloth depicts the plants; bamboo, hemp,
cotton, flax and seaweed, that are used for making these yarns. Integrated into
the pattern are the plant names, their country of origin and the percentage of
their use in the yarns. The name of the tablecloth refers to its weight.
worked closely with the weavers in the Textilemuseum’s Textile Lab to develop a
special weave for their Jacquard looms. The tablecloth and napkins are part of
the Textilemuseum’s permanent collection and also currently in production.
COMMISSIONED BY: Textile Lab
Photography: Mathijs Labadie, Roel van Tour Text edit: Laura Houseley Graphic design: Kumi Hiroi Coding: Henrik van Leeuwen