How do you define transparency? What is the value of local production? How does commodity trading work? For Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma, design is an instrument for critically examining our established modes of consumption – with the aim of disrupting thinking patterns and creating new approaches. She meticulously documents her design process along the way. An exhibition of her work entitled ‘Beyond the Surface’ is on view at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery until 20 January 2019.