Winding Tower by Mieke Meijer

Mieke Meijer’s Winding Tower 01 desk takes its form from disappearing late 19th and early 20th century industrial architecture.

Meijer’s works 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.

Winding Tower 01 is an architectural desk with as striking detail an unusually placed showcase.

Meijer explains, “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 craftsmanship.”

Typically, the titles of Meijer’s installations refer to their original function.

Winding Tower 01 and other works by Meijer are on display until March 24th, 2012 at Gallery Christian Ouwens in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Read more: Mieke Meijer

Read more: Gallery Christian Ouwens

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