Architect Richard Meier
Architect Richard Meier Design has created the most perfect watch to honor his High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Building Timepieces Collection commissioned architectural icons of the 20th century to create a wearable homage to museums and performing arts centers they had designed.
[blockquote style=”” align=”right” author=”- Richard Meier”]My Work is an attempt to find, to reveal, and to redefine a sense of order, to extract from our culture both the timeless and topical. This, to me, is the basis of style. Fundamentally, my meditations are on space, form, light and how to make them. The goal is presence, not illusion, and this I pursue with unrelenting vigor for I believe that this is the heart and soul of architecture.[/blockquote]
Richard Meier’s design of The High Museum in Atlanta, focuses upon the interplay of space and light, reflecting the essence of the Museum’s soul. Similarly, his High Museum Watch uses a partially opaque dial and soft-glow button feature to play with light and space and day or night.
The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. Located in Midtown Atlanta’s arts and business district, the High has more than 13,000 works of art in its permanent collection. The Museum has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; significant holdings of European paintings and decorative art; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art.The unisex sized case of the High Museum Watch measures 36mm in diameter (1.42″) and 7.35mm thick (0.29″). It is made of a brushed stainless steel and has a clear cut-out index on the frosted dial marking the twelve o’clock position. It is available with either a stainless steel mesh band or a soft-white colored leather band. The High Museum Watch is water-resistant to 100ft. Architect Richard Meier has the most perfect watch for one of the most perfect museums! A part of history.