ISSUE 24  |  Rugged and Rustic

Lighting: Flax Series from Thomas Eyck in the Netherlands

June 14, 2011 5:17 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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This just in from Justine Hand at Design Skool:

Conceived by Dutch designer Chris Meindertsma for Thomas Eyck, the Flax Project is an inspired series celebrating this important textile. For hundreds of years, flax was a dominant industry in the Netherlands, and as an homage, Meindertsma set out to create a collection of products made from Dutch flax. Working in collaboration with traditional rope maker Touwslagerij Steenbergen and woodworkers Kuperus and Gardner, Meindertsma dreamed up a line of lights, ottomans, and rugs made from flax. To see the entire Flax Series, go to Thomas Eyck.

Above: The Flax Project exhibit at the Salone del Mobile in Milan (the Flax Five Light is available in the US through Merchant No. 4).

Above: The Flax Ottoman is €1,840.

Above: The 5-meter Flax Lamp extension cord is €190 directly from Thomas Eyck.

Above: The Flax Rug (measures 110 meters) is €1,960.