Kingdom: Vegetabile.


“Flax is a material which used to be one of the most important textile fibres in the Netherlands, it was grown and processed into all kinds of textiles. Nowadays flax is farmed in much smaller quantities and is mainly shipped to China to be processed further. With the Flax Project Meindertsma aims to make a series of products from flax that are produced locally. From the seed to the end product.

Flax project 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.” (Meinderstma, 2016)

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Fibrous
  • Textured
  • Warm
  • Similar Colors
  • Subtle Color
  • Light
  • Informal

Specific Material Attributes

  • Passive
  • Friendly
  • Formal
  • Dry
  • Strong
  • Resistant
  • Lasting
  • Classic

Basic Ingredients

  • Short Flax Fibres
  • PLA (Polylactic Acid)


Christien Meindertsma



Images property of the material owners.

-Meindertsma, C., (2016) The Flax Project. Retrieved from

-photos by studio aandacht and the Designer.

-Film by Roel van Tour.