Updated: Dec 13, 2021
The Flax chair is the result of a collaborative project with natural fibre specialist Enkev, initiated by Label/Breed. A new composite material was created using four layers of an existing woven flax textile and five layers of a newly developed dry-needle felted flax. The woven linen and PLA (a biodegradable plastic) textile uses long flax fibres and is therefore extremely strong, whilst the felted flax material provides bulk and texture. The soft pile of fabrics is heat pressed, melting the flax and PLA into the shape of a rigid chair.
The ambition for Meindertsma was to make an affordable, scalable, environmentally friendly, locally made product whilst exploring a new production processes. The chair is designed to be made from a 60 x 100cm sheet with very little waste. The Flax chair is biodegradable. The chair is produced by Label/Breed and is in the collection of the Vitra Design Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and Boijmans van Beuningen.
For the complete project and all films: flaxproject.com COMMISSIONED BY: Label/Breed SPECIAL CREDITS: Stijn Roodnat, Havivank, Cato