Christien Meindertsma

gelderlander | horse

The Dutch furniture manufacturer Gelderland has been making high-quality sofas and chairs since 1936. When cutting out the upholstery fabrics, they inevitably end up with residues on the sides of the fabric.

On behalf of Gelderland, Christien Meindertsma devised a way to use these sides. She designed “gelderlander”. A fabric horse, of which the selvedge of the fabric forms the mane, the tail consists of the chain removed from the fabric and the filling consists of residual material that is used in the production of the sofas. The legs are each provided with a wooden claw that is used in the manufacture.

De Gelderlander is a powerful warm-blooded horse breed that is characterized by its reliability, and long life. The breed was previously bred in the province of Gelderland as a versatile work or police horse and is still used as a carriage horse at the Royal Stables.

Because the horses are made from the residues of the fabric, stock colors may vary.

lead time: approx. 2 weeks

Please enquire directly for more information about the different colors and fabrics available.


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€ 68 for customers outside the EU

designer: Christien Meindertsma
year: 2020

wool / cotton

35 x 6 x 30cm

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