OTTAGONO, ITALY, FEB 2002
LONG MEDIUM SHORT ENDLESS
MARTINI, MEYER´S NEW CONCEPT OF SPACE

A design can give new meaning to a room, suggest new ways to live in harmony with the outside, and give more freedom to the inhabitants. This is proven by the work of Alexandra Martini and Henrike Meyer, two young designers with a studio in Berlin who have already won numerous international prizes and have designed objects on display at the Vitra Design Museum and in the Memphis Design Collection.
What stands out in thier works, especially striking in the interior designs, is their ability to create furnishings that characterise spaces andwithout altering the original ambience. They successfully follow a sense of the suggestions made by the place and reintroduce them with their higher impact. Projects made up for small details that define completly new visions ans fresh interpretations. Their early work was already clearly marked by this philosophy.
They design furnishings that invite and embrace meditation, like in the wonderful padding next to the window suggesting a new outlook on the city outside. Its charme lies in the continuing redefinition of the rooms through research into the advantages and peculiarities, while never overwhelming the essential nature.
The most recent work by the Martini Meyer studio, the post-production headquarters of Das Werk Berlin, displays a more mature evolution of these studies. Each room evokes differ ent uses and destinations. The work stations can be modified according to need: induviduals and large groups alike can work comfortably. But the most interesting feature are the cushions placed along walls that, in some points, curve around on the ceiling and close onto themselves, forming a space for meditation and thought beside the window. These spaces provide total freedom, for relaxing, letting the mind wander, or simply for rechecking work done in a more comfortable position. The entire office has been designed with new working needs in mind and is marked by creating use of the spaces, conceiving a room that gives the workplace a whole new imaginative and playful dimension.

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OTTAGONO, ITALY, FEB 2002

OTTAGONO, ITALY, FEB 2002