Dutch furniture manufacturer Gelderland has been making high-quality sofas and
chairs since 1936. When cutting out the upholstery fabrics, they inevitably end
up with residues on the sides of the fabric.
On behalf of Gelderland, Christien devised a way to use these sides. She
designed ‘Gelderlander’. A fabric horse, of which the selvedge of the fabric
forms the mane, the tail consists of the chain removed from the fabric and the
filling consists of residual material that is used in the production of the
sofas. The legs are each provided with a wooden claw that is used in the
The Gelderlander is a powerful warm-blooded horse breed that is characterized by
its reliability, and long life. The breed was previously bred in the province
of Gelderland as a versatile work or police horse and is still used as a
carriage horse at the Royal Stables.
Thomas Eyck signed for the production and included the Gelderlander in his collection.