Oak Inside      2011


Painted oak furniture is a tradition of Hidelopen; a small city in Friesland. The city once had a strong connection to the sea and influences from afar can be traced in the colour and applied decoration that are characteristic of the historical furniture and interiors that were a starting point for the oak inside project.

Oak has an ability to turn blue after contact with iron. Meindertsma took advantage of this natural reaction to create patterns on a series of furniture. She applied batiq techniques (in a nod to the Chintz fabrics worn by the Hidelopen people) and added organic pigments. The cut-aways and exposure of the natural wood were a purposeful gesture by Meindertsma to celebrate the local oak wood used in this series.

Meindertsma used interior drawings by Hendrik Lap (born in 1824) as a reference and as inspiration - the Hindeloopen interiors he painted were already rare during his lifetime - and worked with the only company from the area that still works in this historic craft.

COMMISSIONED BY: t.e.
CREDITS: Roosje Hindeloopen












SALES 

Acoustic Poster, Gelderlander, Saddle Branket,
Bulb Bullée, Urchin pouf, Flax project, Aran rug,
Texel ottoman , Bottom Ash Observatory,
Pigeon Service: thomaseyck.com


COLOPHON

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

CONTACT

info@christienmeindertsma.com

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