Flax Project     2009

Thomas Eyck commissioned Meindertsma to produce a collection of objects made from rope. The process of making flax rope, a product more usually associated with nautical products or gym equipment and a traditional alternative to synthetic rope, proved particularly interesting and so Meindertsma embarked on a period of research with a traditional ropemaker.

Meindertsma chose to display the craft of rope making itself; designing lights, an ottoman and a rug that put flax fibre rope at the fore. The fascinating process of flax growing and selling was to lead to further works and become part of a bigger research project into the possibilities of flax.

The collection remains in production by t.e.

CREDITS: Touwslagerij Steenbergen, Kuperus & Gardenier




PIG 05049
ISBN: 978-90-812413-1-1
English, 14 x 19,6 cm, 416 pages

International: amazon.com 
bookstores: IDEA books

The Netherlands: bol.com
bookstores: Cluit B.V.


Urchin pouf, Flax project, Aran rug, Texel ottoman , Bottom Ash Observatory, Pigeon Service:

Flax Chair & Roadplate rug  labelbreed.nl


Photography: Mathijs Labadie
Text edit: Laura Houseley
Graphic design: Kumi Hiroi
Coding: Henrik van Leeuwen 



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