Paying tribute to iconic architect Richard Meier on the occasion of his firm's 50th anniversary, the Fondazione Bisazza presents the exhibition 'Richard Meier: Architecture and Design', which opens today at the Bisazza HQ in Vicenza, Italy.
The show includes a selection of the architecture grand master's most influential works, shown with the help of fifteen models, more than thirty technical drawings, forty photographs and a bevy of concept sketches. Lesser-known products designed by the firm, such as a tableware collection designed for Reed & Barton
in collaboration with Swid Powell
, will also be on display.
Taking centre stage are some of the architect's most well known projects, such as the Getty Centre
in Los Angeles and the Jubilee Church in Rome but also recent work such as the Italcementi HQ
Also being unveiled alongside the exhibition is a brand new site-specific installation that Richard Meier & Partners has designed for the non-profit organisation's permanent collection. Fondazione Bisazza is already known for its extensive collection that includes work from prominent designers such as Alessandro Mendini
and Jaime Hayon
. Its Montecchio Maggiore galleries will now be enhanced with Meier's new work, which is entitled 'Internal Time'. The piece is a geometric garden, a 'stylized wood of imposing vertical elements in white mosaic' where the visitor can wander through or sit down and enjoy in meditation.
The multi-award-winning architect's accolades include the coveted 1984 Pritzker Prize
for Architecture, while the firm's list of ongoing work features residential projects in Europe, Asia and North America and hospitality and commercial projects in Mexico and South Korea.