ISSUE 80  |  The Summer Bedroom

High/Low: Nautical Rope Light

July 10, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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On a trip to Droog in Amsterdam a while back, I admired (and coveted) the Flax Five Light designed by Christien Meindertsma for Thomas Eyck. Drawing on the traditions of the Dutch sixteenth-century cordage industry, Meindertsma works with flax, which is twisted into strands and incorporated into products—such as rope lighting. 

Flax Five Light

Above: The Flax Five Light is available in the US through Merchant No. 4 for $1,350 (shown above as part of the Flax Project exhibit at the Salone del Mobile in Milan).

Above: The 100 percent Chord Pendant Light is $79.95 from CB2.