The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today: Day 5

The Eindhoven-based Studio Mieke Meijer has been on our radar since way back in 2010, when the very first Dutch Invertuals exhibit in Milan showed the studio’s amazing Bernd and Hilla Becher–inspired Gravel Plant, an architectural unit for storage and display. But this year’s installation in Ventura Lambrate was the most show-stopping the studio has ever put on, and in fact seems like a spiritual heir to that original project. The studio, which is a collaboration between Mieke Meijer and Roy Letterlé, explains: “The abstract volumes of Space Frames are based on archetypical architectural elements such as arcs, columns, trusses and plates. The Space Frames are made from lightweight wooden structures enclosed by a textile cover: an experimental research into physical and visual lightness, balance and stability. The series of objects can be positioned freely, in unpredictable and thought-provoking compositions. The arrangements of the separate objects create an interaction with the surrounding space, making the negative and positive space equally important.”

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