As you might already know, we are intimately attracted to those people who have an obsessive disorder towards the research, especially that which leads you to investigate and better understand the unusual implications of obvious things.
Christien Meindertsma is one of these people. She graduated in 2004 at Design Academy Eindhoven and she already has a long collection of design awards and, more recently, of sustainable design as well. She has exhibited in many galleries, including the Moma, the National Design Meuseum in New York, Design Museum in London, Spazio Rossana Orlandi Milano and RISD museum in Providence. She also worked for many famous companies, such as Droog Design, but this list is too long to tell.
Before meeting her, we would like to introduce you this 2007 project published by Flocks, the result of a three year research about all the products you can obtain from a pig.
It seems that the pig can produce a multitude of items: ammunition, medicine, photo paper, heart valves, brakes, chewing gum, porcelain, cosmetics, cigarettes, conditioner and even bio diesel.
By portraying each object and every page in 1:1 scale, Christiene tells the result of Pig number 05049, sectioned and transformed in different parts of the world to create different objects, including prosciutto of course.
A design and concrete realization of what Eco said about graduation thesis, which are like pigs: you do not throw anything away.