Meier retrospective opens

A retrospective of architect and designer Richard Meier’s work opens today at the Louise T Blouin Institute in London.

The exhibition will for the first time bring together the US-based architect and designer’s collection of sculptures, photographs, drawings, furniture, ceramics and glassware that best represents his rationalist design and use of the colour white.

Meier was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1984, at the age of 49, making him one of the youngest-ever architects to receive the honour.

He has worked on projects including The Getty Centre in Los Angeles, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona and the Jubilee Church in Rome.

His architectural work is said to celebrate ‘natural light and space in response to the environment in which it stands, creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.’

Highlights of the exhibition will include Meier’s design of the Ibach grand piano, from 1995.

The exhibition will be supported by a programme of lectures and talks. It runs until the end of the year.

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