‘I work on projects that involve raw materials, where things are made, where they come from, and what they are made of. The significance of products derives from understanding their origins, fabrication processes, and the effort invested in creating them.’ – Christien Meindertsma
Christien Meindertsma is a mid-career designer of international acclaim, widely recognized as one of the foremost figures in the Netherlands’ design scene. Her work has been showcased at MoMA, New York; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York; and other renowned venues. Over the years, she has cultivated a distinctive practice, earning recognition not justas a designer and artist but also as an accomplished researcher. Her work and contemporary approach focus on addressing consumer awareness and tackling the increasing drawbacks of our consumer society.
Director Catherine van Campen explores Christien’s world of research, design, craft, and innovation. This documentary explores the origins that have shaped Christien’s focus and how her imagery and creations confront us with our sense of detachment from the world.
Image by Maartje van Berkel.