Christien Meindertsma’s awarded book PIG 05049 illustrates 187 products containing pig components
My favorite designer is Christien Meindertsma.
She is on a quest to connect people to the source of daily products. She follows a pig from birth to abattoir and illustrates with pictures of products how each part of the pig is used for consumer goods. She is matter of fact. She collects data and info. No detail is too small to be noticed. She leaves no source unmentioned, yet leaves out all that isn’t relevant. Her research and presentations are Zenlike, minimalistic and simple. In all her projects she creates awareness, she takes you by the hand and leads you to the source of matter. All steps are respected and transparent. In her design process she goes back to the origin of matter and starts from there. She prefers to work with local craftspeople and producers. Where most designers can’t wait to go to the future, Christien slows us down and shows us where it all starts. She is the past, present and future of design!