Flax Chair by Christien Meindertsma

The flax chair was the winner of the Dutch design week. The biodegradable chair combines the natural fibers of wool and flax with strong bio-plastic fibers, resulting in a material that can be heat-pressed into unbelievable shapes.

"this project is clearly about more than just another chair: it is the result of long-term research into the material qualities of flax, a desire to reinstate the value of a largely underrated fibre (the short flax fibre), and seeking to connect with dutch companies to launch a new product on the market,’ comments the jury. ‘working in collaboration with label breed and enkev, these efforts culminated in an astonishingly elegant result. the jury considers the flax chair an excellent example of what contemporary design can achieve."