Industrial Landscape 01 Staircase Furniture by Studio Mieke Meijer

Industrial Landscape 01 Staircase Furniture by Studio Mieke Meijer

Studio Mieke Meijer have previously exhibited their standalone works in the Christian Ouwens gallery, and so it is fitting that one of their pieces should find permanent residence in the gallery — part of the furniture as it were. The staircase, made from oak and steel, spans a mezzanine floor at the gallery while also providing display space to the street-facing window.

Christian Ouwens Gallery in Rotterdam with Mieke Meijers Furniture Design

Close-up of Industrial Landscape 01 Steel and Oak Construction

Artwork Exhibited on the Staircase by Studio Mieke Meijer

This complex staircase and display shelf was inspired by the black and white photography of industrial sites across the USA by Bernd and Hilla Becher. Strangely utilitarian features from the factories emanates across this vast disparity of scale to present useful compartments in this furniture piece.

Shelf Compartments Built into the Staircase

The Photograph by Bernd and Hilla Becher on which the staircase is based

The Bechers are renowned for their systematic black and white photo series of industrial buildings that closely resemble each other in function and design. Following her own interpretation, Studio Mieke Meijer reconstructs and rescales the spatial imagery of these buildings into functional installations. The design of Industrial Landscape 01 was inspired by images of old quarry terrains where the landscape is dominated by the industrial installations build against the quarries’ slopes.Studio Mieke Meijer

View over Industrial Landscape 01 Staircase out of Rotterdam Window

We’ve featured one of Mieke Meijer’s designs in the past: The Industrial Gravel Plant Desk Series. Again, the composition of this piece of furniture design was based on a factory photographed by the Bechers, which in this case was a gravel plant.

Gravel-Plant-Desk-by-Mieke-Meijer-with-Original-Industrial-Structure (1)

Steel and Oak Construction of Industrial Landscape 01 Staircase by Studio Mieke Meijer

Child Walking up Industrial Landscape Staircase Furniture by Mieke Meijer

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