Christien Meindertsma

Dutch artist and designer Christien Meindertsma reintroduces an awareness of processes that has been lost due to industrialisation. As part of her on-going exploration of wool for use in clothing and furniture –including her iconic Urchin pouf hand-knitted by the designer herself – she approaches knitting in a conscious way, connecting the wool used in manufacturing to the sheep it was taken from. Her work has been exhibited in MOMA (New York), The V&A (London) and the Cooper Hewitt Design museum (New York). For her book PIG 05049 she won three Dutch Design Awards (2008) as well as an Index award (2009).