Meindertsma’s interest in the design process has taken her to places such as garment factories and waste disposal sites, and brought an intense rigour to the interviews she has conducted during these investigations. The exhibition encompasses not only finished products, but also material samples, prototypes and photographs.
[Main image: 1000 Wool Sweaters. Photo by Roel van Tour. Courtesy of The Vitra Design Museum]
Where: Charles-Eames-Str. 2, D-79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
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