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.
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.