Christien Meindertsma explores the life of products and raw materials. For her first book, Checked Baggage (2004), Christien purchased a container filled with a week’s worth of objects confiscated at security checkpoints in Schiphol Airport after 9/11. She meticulously categorized all 3267 items and photographed them on a white seamless background. Christien’s book PIG 05049 (2007) is an extensive collection of photographic images that documents an astounding array of products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. With this book, Christien reveals lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers.
WANDSCHAPPEN produces the Urchin Pouf and the Ottoman of Christien Meindertsma in commission of Thomas Eyck since 2009. WANDSCHAPPEN has developed the Aran Rug and the Circle Rug two years ago and is still producing these items.
In 2013 Meindertsma and WANDSCHAPPEN won the Dutch Design Award with the project Truien van Loes.