1.41 Flax Chair

Designer Christien Meindertsma and natural fibre specialist Enkev have teamed up to create groundbreaking material that combines the natural fibres of wool and flax with strong bio-plastic fibres, making a revolutionary material that can be heat-pressed into unbelievable shapes.

The Flax chair is composed of four layers of woven flax and five layers of dry-needled felted flax, both containing PLA fibre. It goes into a mould and is heat-pressed. The PLA then melts into everything and makes the composite hard and strong. Christien designed the chair to be made from one sheet of composite measuring roughly 2 feet by 3 feet, with very little waste. The initial run will use straw-coloured natural flax, but it can be dyed, so future offerings could include a rainbow of colours.

The Flax chair was the big winner of the Dutch Design Awards 2016 and has been purchased by the Vitra Design Museum.

Designer
Christien Meindertsma
Material
Flax and PLA (biodegradable plastic)
The chair is 100 % biodegradable
Sales Info
Delivery time 4 weeks
Price
€ 490,- incl. VAT

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