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.
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.
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.