Today we’re showing the amazing minimal lighting collection of Richard Meier. The architect collaborated with his product-designer daughter Ana Meier, as well as lighting veteran Hervé Descottes, to create the Richard Meier Light collection. Take a look and get inspired!
The 12-piece range features sconces, pendants, table and floor lamps – some in simple geometric shapes and others that take cues from portions of the 1984 Pritzker Prize-winner’s projects.
“With this collection, we aim to bring the power of architecture to a smaller-scale,” said Ana Meier. “I was moved to take recurring themes and forms in Richard’s work, and translate them into sculptural objects that are interacted with everyday.”
Lights in the set titled Barcelona are modelled on the architect’s Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, completed in 1995. The first of the wall-mounted designs is shaped like the rectangular portion of the facade above the building’s entrance, while the second is a scaled-down version of the curvaceous volume at the other end.
Meier’s 2013 Fire Island House was also used as a reference for the collection. A trio of cuboid floor lamps features rectangular cut-outs that echo the enclosed portions of the beach-side residence. Three additional lights form a set called Cycladic. A square and a circular version are sconces, and both are split down the middle so light shines from within one-half onto the other.
“These pieces provide a new experience of space, where the user carefully controls the interplay of form and shadow,” said Descottes, who founded New York lighting firm L’Observatoire International.
“Architecture has the power to inspire, to elevate the spirit, to feed both the mind and the body,” he said. “With this collection, we have distilled this feeling into objects that touch people inside the spaces where they live, work and visit.” Richard Meier Light was unveiled at the Ralph Pucci showroom in New York earlier this year.
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