What's the sound of a flax cello?

The luthier Tim Duerinck produced in his Atelier Vlascello an original cello made with flax. The project was hosted by Texture,  a flax & river lys Museum in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Flax was considered a good material for this experiment because of it is "strong, light and stable", explains Duerinck. The right material for a durable and unique instrument, created respecting the environment and in an eco-friendly way.

In the video produced by Texture, the team behind the flax cello explains the research and the steps behind its production, while the cellist Benjamin Glorieux plays it.