Tasked with the festive decorations of London’s recently opened Coal Drops Yard, Dutch design studio Mieke Meijer has created supersized versions of its ‘space frames’ sculptural lights that respond to the architecture of their industrial location.
All handmade in their workshop in Eindhoven, the sculptures trace the arches and mimic the graphic outlines of the heatherwick-designed shopping district, acting as landmarks that draw visitors towards and beneath them.
The interior of the space frames is a light but strong aluminium skeleton made from an innovative modular system invented by Studio Mieke Meijer, while their exterior is covered in an industrial polyester fabric more commonly used in the aviation industry. ‘We didn’t just want to make a lamp, but more of a building system,’explainsn Roy Letterlé and Mieke Meijer, ‘from the same building block you can make a small object or a really large one.’
Commissioned by local MDR gallery, the giant sculptural lights will be placed around Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square until 6 January 2019.
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