NEW YORK — World-renowned American architect Richard Meier has launched a collection of sculptural white lamps, keeping with the distinctive achromatic style of his buildings. The collection is a collaborative effort between the 1984 Pritzker Prize-winner, his product-designer daughter Ana Meier and lighting veteran Hervé Descottes.
Ana Meier told Dezeen, the project aimed to take Richard’s architecture to a smaller scale.
“I was moved to take recurring themes and forms in Richard’s work, and translate them into sculptural objects that are interacted with everyday.”
The 12-piece geometric series features sconces, pendants, table and floor lamps. Lights in the set titled Barcelona are modeled on the architect’s Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Dezeen writes.
Inspiration drawn from Meier’s 2013 Fire Island House was also used resulting in a trio of cuboid floor lamps featuring rectangular cut-outs that echo the enclosed portions of the beach-side residence, Dezeen writes.
Three additional lights form a set called Cycladic, which are halfway covered allowing light to inform shadow on the other half.
The designs reveal a dynamic conversation between light and the sculptural abstraction of the forms.
“Architecture has the power to inspire, to elevate the spirit, to feed both the mind and the body. With this collection, we have distilled this feeling into objects that touch people inside the spaces where they live, work and visit.” — Descottes
Richard Meier Light was unveiled at the Ralph Pucci showroom in New York earlier this month.
Photography by Scott Frances.
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