Richard Meier

Prototypes for a Special Commission

Meier sketching designs for the prototype armchairs, 2010.

In 2009, Richard Meier was approached by the former director of Knoll Europa, Wiebe Elzenga, to create a series of furniture for Belgium-based architect, Michel Jaspers. For the project, Meier designed a flat daybed and a version of his iconic armchair with leather seats. Ultimately, the armchairs never went into production and only six examples of the daybed were made. 

Design sketches by Richard Meier for the present lots.

When I am asked what I believe in, I say that I believe in architecture. Architecture is the mother of the arts. I like to believe that architecture connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible.

Richard Meier