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GERMANY / Weil am Rhein: Christien Meindertsma: Beyond the Surface


until Sunday January 20 2019
Design

Vitra Design Museum
T : +49 (0)7621 702 3200
Charles-Eames-Strabe, 1
79576 Weil am Rhein
Germany



Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma pursues projects that look behind the scenes of modern industrial production, exploring the themes of sustainability, material research, and product life cycles with a poetic eye. In her book »PIG 05049« (2007), she documented how many products are derived from the various parts of a single pig. Her Flax Chair (2015) is a minimalist, yet elegant piece of furniture made of an innovative material based on flax fibres. The exhibition presents Meindertsma’s most important works and new research projects. It shows how designers maintain a critical view of the man-made environment and create novel and surprising everyday objects.