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 flax with strong bio-plastic fibres, making a revolutionary material that can be heat-pressed into unbelievable shapes.
The Flax chair is composed of layers of woven flax and 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.
Developing the chair was quite a journey. Therefore a first small series of 150 chairs came available late 2017. These pieces were finished by hand and signed and numbered by Christien Meindertsma.
Now, all product development has been finalized and the chair is ready for series production.
The Flax chair was the big winner of the Dutch Design Awards 2016 and has been purchased by the Vitra Design Museum.