This desk by Dutch designer Mieke Meijer is the first in a range of furniture based on images by German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, known for their series of photographs that documented types of industrial structures like pylons, gas tanks and water towers.
This particular piece is based on an image of a winding tower and features a display cabinet overhanging one corner.
It's on show at gallery Christian Ouwens in Rotterdam until 24 March.
Previous projects by Meijer on Dezeen include her cabinet based on the structure of industrial buildings from 2010 and the Newspaperwood project presented in Milan last year.
Photography is by Raw Color.
Here are some more details from Mieke Meijer:
From March 10 -24, Mieke Meijer presents a series of remarkable installations at gallery Christian Ouwens in Rotterdam (NL). The installations are inspired by the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher.
The black and white images of the photographers couple are best known for their ‘typologies’- grids of black-and-white photographs of variant examples of a single type of industrial structure.
Mieke Meijer restores these disused industrial shapes into functional installations which enable studying, collecting and storing. Each piece is hand made to her own interpretation with outstanding attention to industrial details and skilled craftmenship. The titles of the installations refer to their original function.
Exclusively for Christian Ouwens, Mieke Meijer designed Winding Tower 01; an architectural desk with as striking detail the unusually placed showcase (limited edition of 5 + 2 artist’s proofs).
Mieke Meijer (1982) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2006. Since then she works on self- initiated and commissioned projects in her Eindhoven based workshop. Mieke Meijer regularly takes part in exhibitions in different contexts both nationally and internationally. Her ‘functional objects’ are the result of an ongoing investigation to the unperceived aesthetics of everyday life. She distils the essence and transforms ideas into designs that make a long-term appeal to the imagination, which helps them retain their value.
Transparent constructions, clean lines and clear shapes play an important role in Mieke Meijer’s work. Material and detailing both contribute to a recognisable signature. Her work is for sale through various galleries and shops in the Netherlands and abroad.
Oppert 2 (zijstraat Meent)
3011 HV Rotterdam (NL)
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