For this eco-friendly wonder—winner of two Dutch Design Awards— a groundbreaking material that combines natural flax fibers with strong bio-plastic is heat-pressed inside a mold. The chair is made from one sheet of composite resulting in very little material waste. The result is a 100% biodegradable chair designed for years of use. Christien Meindertsma is represented in MoMA’s collection. Made in the Netherlands.
Why We Chose This
The Flax Chair is revolutionary in that it is completely biodegradable, thanks to an innovative material that combines natural flax fibers with strong bio-plastic. The production of this eco-friendly design results in little to no material waste. The chair’s designer, Christien Meindertsma is represented in MoMA’s collection.
Function plays a large role in defining good design. When designers look at an object, they don't just consider its aesthetic appearance—they should also challenge it to be more versatile, to respond to the user's need, or to achieve its purpose more elegantly. Good design has the capacity to solve problems that sometimes we didn't even know we had. This is one of the ways design touches and enriches our everyday life.