Space Frames commission Coal Drops Yard London

Studio Mieke Meijer will be illuminating Coal Drops Yard with its iconic Space Frames for the festive season. The abstract shapes – filled with light – recall the arches of the Coal Drops Yard architecture. The main installation hangs under the kissing roof, with more shapes positioned in unpredictable spots throughout King’s Cross.

The Space Frames will be in place from 1st November until the end of the Christmas season. Space Frames for your home will also be on sale at the MDR Gallery on Lower Stable Street.

Check out the making of: miekemeijer.com/coal-drops-yard

Coal Drops Yard
Stable street
London
N1C 4AB

https://www.coaldropsyard.com/
http://moderndesignreview.com/

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International Summer School of Design

From August 16-26, Mieke Meijer and Roy Letterle are invited as tutors at MAD, International Summer School of Design in Latvia. MAD International Summer School of Design was created as an immersive intensive course where artisans, design students, professors, and experts from various fields work and live together for a determined period of time to create design pieces with purpose. In MAD’s philosophy, new values for design and craftsmanship can only emerge by developing creative works and understanding the two disciplines deeply, blurring the boundaries between the fields of design, art, crafts, and science.
MAD sessions take place each the summer in Sigulda and Krimulda Castles. At the end of the course, the pieces created are presented at an exhibition open to the public in Riga in the fall. The exhibition is complemented by an extended lecture programme. 

http://www.designsummerschool.com/

 Photography: MAD

Photography: MAD

Made in Holland

The Formworks vases will be part of the exhibition Made in Holland, 400 jaar wereldmerk at National Ceramics Museum The Princessehof in Leeuwarden (NL). Dutch ceramics have been known throughout the world for centuries, but their origin is rarely Dutch. Often ceramics from abroad were transformed here into something new and then exported to other countries. This exhibition explores the development ceramic techniques, styles and products, with the Netherlands in the centerpoint. Opening: June 1st, 20.00H. Address: Grote Kerkstraat 9, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden (NL)

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Studio Mieke Meijer in Woth magazine No. 9

Woth magazine no. 9 celebrates the wonderful difference women make in every discipline of design. No. 9 is a frilly, frivolous, flippant, godly, gracious and giving monument to the feminine touch, bringing together designs, interiors, projects and exhibitions created by more than 75 top women from all over the world. Including 14 pages Studio Mieke Meijer! Photography by Henny van Belkom and interview by Edo Dijksterhuis. 

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MODERN DESIGN REVIEW WILL BE PRESENTING SPACE FRAMES AT THE NEW COLLECTIBLE DESIGN FAIR IN BRUSSELS

The Space Frames by Studio Mieke Meijer are an accomplished and dramatic series of works which  beautifully articulate the preoccupations of this Eindhoven-based studio. Studio Mieke Meijer works somewhere between architecture and product design, eschewing the traditional constrictions of both. Scale, construction, materiality and tectonic detail are all at play here in this series of light sculptures and the studio’s enduring interest in methods of industrial architectural building are clear to see. Modern Design Review has recently celebrated the works in a photographic essay by photographer Angela Moore and will be presenting the series in Brussels (stand 4_16). All works will be for sale.

A second exhibition Modern Design review will be presenting is Man and Machine with works of designers Anton Alvarez, Thomas Ballouhey and James Shaw (stand 4_9).

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Collectible, a new and unique fair dedicated exclusively to 21st century contemporary collectible design, will be held from 7 to 11 March 2018, in the centre of Brussels in the Vanderborght building.

Opening times:
Wednesday 7th: preview 15:00 - 19:00 h / vernissage 19:00 - 21:00 h (on invitation only)
Thursday 8th: 15:00 - 19:00 h
Friday 9th: 15:00 - 19:00 h
Saturday 10th: 12:00 - 19:00 h
Sunday 11th: 12:00 - 18:00 h

Address:
Vanderborght building
Rue de l'Ecuyer 50 Schildknaapstraat
1000 Brussels, Belgium

https://collectible.design/
http://moderndesignreview.com/
@collectiblefair
@modern_design_review

Formworks vases at Toolsgalerie Paris

We are happy to announce that the Formworks vases will be part of new talents exhibition at Toolsgalerie in Paris. Hope to see you at the opening on February 8th!

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Dutch Design Week

During Dutch Design Week from October 21st to October 29 in Eindhoven Studio Mieke Meijer is involved in several exhibitions around the city. 

1. THE PARTS AND THE SUM

Solo exhibition by Studio Mieke Meijer triggering issues of perspective, scale and proportion.
Location: Onomatopee, Willemstraat 27

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2. ENLIGHTEN
Dutch Invertuals has been challenged to reflect on the iconic brand Luxaflex®. Six designers share their vision on the concept of daylight, going beyond what’s obvious and known.
Location: Fuutlaan 14K

 Photography: Ronald Smits / Dutch Invertuals

Photography: Ronald Smits / Dutch Invertuals

3. FUNDAMENTALS

45 Dutch Invertuals expose more than 800 objects that normally remain hidden in the archives of their studios. For this exhibition the designers take their personal collection and identity as a starting point to create a container that manifests their ‘Fundamentals’.
Location: Fuutlaan 12B

 Photography: Ronald Smits / Dutch Invertuals

Photography: Ronald Smits / Dutch Invertuals

4. IT'S A GAME OF GIVE AND TAKE

As a collective of bright young designers, Envisions has been working for the last 2 years stretching the imaginary gap between disciplines while developing new materials, open source concepts and new found collaborations with the industry. During Dutch Design Week, Envisions turns VDMA into the home of a whole new perspective of visionary/daring/models & aspirations in fruitful collaborations with the likes of colleagues, artists and brands. 
Location: VDMA, Vestdijk 25

 Photography: Ronald Smits

Photography: Ronald Smits

5. MATTER REVEALED

During Dutch design Week 2017, Broeinest will be tranformed into an exhibition space where visitors can explore products and materials by Baars & Bloemhoff, Spectrum, Modular Lighting Instruments, Barrisol, Busch-Jaeger, Interface and Forbo Flooring Systems. Furthermore the third edition of Transitions will be on show with brand new designs by 6 talented designers.
Art direction: Raw Color
Exhibition design: Studio Mieke Meijer
Location: Broeinest, Torenallee 45

 Photography: Ronald Smits

Photography: Ronald Smits

6. LINOLEUM, A DIFFERENT DIMENSION

Exhibition by Forbo Flooring Systems during Dutch Design Week at Kazerne Eindhoven showing the endless possibilities of Forbo products. Curated by Marijke Griffioen and Thomas Eurlings.
Location: Kazerne, Paradijslaan 2-8

 Photo by: @hermandewinter styling by ThomasEurlingsdesign

Photo by: @hermandewinter styling by ThomasEurlingsdesign

A TABLE FOR TABLOOO

For the new brand Tablooo, 4 talented designers (Studio Mieke Meijer, Rene Siebum, Daphna Laurens and Klaas Kuiken) were commissioned to design a table. Studio Mieke Meijer designed a table consisting of a four cm thick solid wood top supported by T-shaped metal legs. The legs both angled in x and y-axis create a self-supporting structure resulting in a beautiful detail visible on the table top. The table is available in various material and colours via the Tablooo website.

SPACEFRAMES ILLUMINATE GALLERY S. BENSIMON

The Space Frames light objects illuminate Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris from November 17 - January 2017 as part of the exhibition FRAMES. With creations from The Wrong Shop, Pierre Casenove, Marlene Huissoud and Aman Khanna. Location: 111 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France.

OPENING 'FRAMES' AT GALLERY S. BENSIMON PARIS

The Space Frames light objects will be exhibited at Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday November 17th at 18.30 H. You are kindly invited! 

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Northmodern

From August 18-20, Studio Mieke Meijer will exhibit at northmodern, Scandinavia’s new innovative furniture and lifestyle trade show in Copenhagen. Divided into two main segments – Furniture and Interior – northmodern is a trade show presenting a lively mix of high end brands, upcoming designers, new talents, galleries, showrooms and special projects.

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Beirut Design Week 2016

For the 3rd time Studio Mieke Meijer will present her work as part of the NE-AR exhibition during Beirut Design Week. The largest growing design festival in Lebanon and MENA, this year's fifth edition, themed "Growing Sustainability", takes place on May 20-29 in different districts across all of Beirut. Different from previous years the Dutch exhibition takes place at KED, Karantina. Other participating designers are Atelier Rick Tegelaar, Atelier Max Lipsey, Olivier van Herpt, Sanne Schuurman, Atelier Joost Seegers, Niek van der Heijden, Os∆Oos, Ritchie van Daal and T+LOCAL.

Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

'Maybe blue would have been better' is the title of our upcoming exhibition together with Studio Jeroen Wand during the Salone del Mobile from April 12-17.

The process of making something is full of dilemmas, questions and decisions. By only viewing the end result the audience often doesn’t come to know what has happened before, what has passed. Doubt, uncertainty and hesitation are crucial moments in a design process. It’s these turning points, when the object is not yet completely there, that are primary and valuable. By putting the process forward, and asking whether it should have been blue, the focus does not solely lie on the moment and object in front of you, but also on what has been and what is still to come. 

Location: Prometeo Gallery, Via Ventura 3, 20134 Milan. Opening times: Daily 10.00 – 20.00. Sun. 17 Apr. till 18.00. Opening evening: Wed. 13 Apr. 20.00 – 22.00. 

This exhibition is supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.

 Graphic design:  Staynice

Graphic design: Staynice

panel discussion March 15th 2016

Publication launch and conversation on Gulf inspired design with a curator and two designers from Once Upon DESIGN: New Routes for Arabian Heritage. A one-year research project by Banafsajeel on Reinventing Heritage culminated in a cutting edge contemporary design exhibition produced by 1971 Design Space featuring seven installations that draw inspiration from intangible heritage of the Arabian Peninsula, taken in contemporary design directions.

Noor Aldabbagh, founder of Banafsajeel (Dubai - Riyadh) and curator of the 1971 Design Space exhibition "Once Upon DESIGN: New Routes for Arabian Heritage"

Maha Al Sudairi, founder of Think Tank Co. in Jeddah who along side her team  at the Think Tank Co. developed Takki W Hakki, an interactive installation based on the idea of camel saddles featuring Samry music and light

Roy Letterlé, co-founder of Studio Mieke Meijer in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, who has developed Courtyard Culture, an outdoor installation recontextualising traditional courtyard architecture

Moderated by Salem Al Qassemi, AUS Assistant Professor of Design and founder of Fikra Design Studio

Location: The Studio
Date: March 15th 2016
Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Work in progress

A few days before the opening of the exhibition Once Upon Design: New Routes for Arabian Heritage we are in Sharjah (UAE) to help finishing our outdoor interactive installation Courtyard Culture. The installation has been locally produced and we are Design Space 1971 and all the people involved very thankful for making this happen! Opening is Thursday March 3 at 7:00 PM. 

Once upon design, new routes for Arabian heritage

Studio Mieke Meijer participates in an exhibition at 1971 Design Space, Sharja (UAE) which demonstrates ways in which contemporary design is influenced by old practices native to the Arabian Peninsula or carried over by migrant communities, such as woodwork and ceramics. Eight installations blend past and future and merge time with space; they reflect collaborations across various design disciplines that respond in diverse and imaginative ways to traditional forms of making. Architecture is recontextualised or deconstructed, Nabati poetry is transformed, and nostalgic traditions and rituals such as incense and majlis gatherings are methodically enhanced or playfully subverted. Opening: Wednesday 3 March, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Location: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 

     

 

 

Salone del Mobile 2016

Same as last year, Studio Mieke Meijer will present together with Studio Jeroen Wand during this year's Salone del Mobile. We found a wonderful location in the heart of Lambrate  where we will present new work. More info soon! 

 Photography: Prometeo gallery

Photography: Prometeo gallery