Thomas Eyck presents

Thomas Eyck works together with designers of his own choice. In his view, the union of design and material and a careful process of product development from the first idea until the finishing touch, are very important. The collection of Thomas Eyck will develop slowly by commissioning one carefully chosen designer to design a series of products each year.

Thomas Eyck introduces ‘the flax project’, a new collection designed by Christien Meindertsma (1980).
‘The flax project’ consists of different objects based on the contemporary handwriting of Meindertsma in perfect harmony with the traditional dutch 16th century cordage industry.
By analysing the history of this craft, Christien Meindertsma has reduced the ropery to the original Dutch material: flax. Using the flax from a Dutch farmhouse, the filaments are spun in flax yarns, after which these yarns are twisted together into strands. The fresh and innovative approach of Christien Meindertsma to the very old techniques as spinning, weaving, twining and splitting has resulted in an astonishing collection of lamps, electricity cables, rug, stool and a table cloth. 

After finishing Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Christien Meindertsma started her own design label ‘flocks’. With here projects ‘checked baggage’ (2003), ‘urchin poufs’ (2008) and ‘pig 05049’ (2008), she made her break through in the international design field.

Aldo Bakker (1971) distances himself from the current belief that a strong concept will naturally lead to interesting forms. He believes that the mastery and control of aesthetics are essential competencies. Indeed, they constitute a separate discipline. There are remarkable principles for the son of Gijs Bakker, founder of Droog Design and the figurehead of conceptual design. There are possibly stronger similarities between the work of Aldo Bakker and that of his mother, designer and jewellery Emmy van Leersum (1930 – 1984).

Aldo´s objects are designed to influence the factor of time. He is deeply fascinated by notions as ‘endlessness’ and ‘eternity’ His ceramics posses ‘lack holes’ that provoke a sense of disequilibrium. In that way they allude to endlessness and contribute to the narrative character of his objects.