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t.e. 079

flax ottoman, 140 meter

Ø 45 cm x h 40 cm
christien meindertsma
flax
furniture
delivery time: 1 weeks
1,930.00amount
1,595.04 for customers outside the EU during checkout

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t.e. 163 pigeon service

Christien Meindertsma designed a permanent installation for Texture Flax Museum (Kortrijk, BE) in 2014.
The installation consists of 200 pigeons spread across the building.
Her inspiration came from the traveling and espionage pigeons that were locked into the building of the Linen Thread Company – which today is Museum Texture – during the First World War.
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t.e. 210Christien Meindertsma designed a permanent installation of linen pigeons for Texture, the museum of  flax in Kortrijk, Belgium. The installation is about the homing pigeons used for espionage during the First World War, some of which were captured and held in the building that is now the museum. Each pigeon is  filled with  flax seeds and covered in various kinds of natural Belgian linen.

One of the first prototypes of the pigeon was made in a blue chambray-like textile, and for some time Christien wished to make the pigeons in different shades but she never really found a textile that worked.

When she received the colour samples of Kvadrat Canvas 2 and made a test bird, the pattern worked very well with the woolen textile. Because the filling is just linseed, the shape comes entirely from the textile’s sturdiness and slight stretch. For Pigeon Service, birds are made in all the available shades of Kvadrat Canvas to create a three-dimensional colour card: small objects that individually demonstrate the quality of the textile and together show the whole range. There are enough birds in Pigeon Service that some can also wander off and sit in other places...
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