Gravel Plant Desk by Mieke Meijer
by Harry / January 12, 2011

For her writing desk young Dutch designer Mieke Meijer took her inspiration from industrial archaeology and its spectacular volumes, "to give them a new lease of life in a new context".


"Since 1959, Bernd and Hilla Becher's photographs are a testimony of the architectural heritage of the recent industrial past in France, Germany, Belgium, England and the United States. In the second half of the twentieth century, a lot of those industrial production sites were destroyed. The Becher's photographs in a sense form the last living trace of those anonymous buildings."


"Recreating their shape at a smaller scale and playing with their volumes, Mieke creates a new typology of home furniture, that can be used as a mix of a showcase, a desk or a shelf... with a strong architectural presence."




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