Object élevé by Mieke Meijer
- Caroline Kurze
Mieke Meijer created the Object élevé, an installation in three parts that functions as a connection between two floors while also offering space to work, collect and store.
Object élevé is strongly related to previous installations by Studio Mieke Meijer that were inspired on photographs by Bernd & Hilla Becher. The Bechers’ black and white photography features industrial buildings that closely resemble each other in function and design. Following her own interpretation, Studio Mieke Meijer reconstructs these buildings into functional installations.
The industrial character of Object élevé stands in strong contrast to the elegant 1930’s residence. The construction, built from both standing and suspended parts, largely consists of open frames allowing the design’s transparent character to be maintained. The use of the samba stairs principle made it possible to realize a steep staircase that is still comfortable to walk.
All images © Mieke Meijer