Meindertsma Christien (1980 – )

Βorn in Utrecht, Netherlands, she graduated from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 2003. 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. At her second book, PIG 05049 (2007), she reveals lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers that have become so invisible in an increasingly globalized world. Her work has been exhibited in MOMA (New York), The V&A (London) and the Cooper Hewitt Design museum (New York). For her book “PIG 05049″ she won three Dutch Design Awards (2008) as well as an Index award (2009).

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