When I am asked what I believe in, I say that I believe in architecture. Architecture is the mother of the arts. I like to believe that architecture connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible.
Prototypes for a Special Commission
In 2009, Richard Meier was approached by the former director of Knoll Europa, Wiebe Elzenga, to create a series of furniture for Belgium-based architect, Michel Jaspers. For the project, Meier designed a flat daybed and a version of his iconic armchair with leather seats. Ultimately, the armchairs never went into production and only six examples of the daybed were made.