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The Christien Meindertsma 'Oak Inside' Series is a Blast from the Past

 - Dec 4, 2011
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Dutch industrial designer Christien Meindertsma's 'Oak Inside' series features a variety of traditionally inspired furniture pieces that take cues from the past. The distinctive furniture collection showcased for Design Miami puts emphasis on a classic Dutch design aesthetic.

The designer's collaboration with furniture manufacturer Thomas Eyck and heritage craftmen at Roosje Hindeloopen results in a quality collection of oak-made pieces that posses tremendous detail and stunning ornamentation. Meindertsma looks to traditional Dutch crafts and pays homage to her heritage.

This furniture series combines intricate woodworking techniques along with complex iron treatments that gives wooden surfaces a blue hue that resembles ink. The series features a variety of pieces including boldly colored traditional chairs, stepping stools, ornate tables, detail-adorned cabinetry and more. The heritage-collection combines modern simplicity along with nostalgic details from the past.