Architect Richard Meier

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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.

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Richard Meier

Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his own office in New York in 1963. His practice has included major civic commissions in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including courthouses and city halls, museums, corporate headquarters, and housing and private residences. Among his most well-known projects are The Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia; Perry and Charles Street Condominiums in New York, New York; the Canal+ Television Headquarters in Paris, France; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain.

In 1984, Mr. Meier was awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, considered the field’s highest honor. In the same year, he was selected architect for the prestigious commission to design The Getty Center in Los Angeles, which was opened to popular and critical acclaim in December 1997. Over the last decade Richard Meier & Partners have built the Arp Museum in Germany; the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome; the Burda Collection Museum in Baden-Baden, Germany; the Broad Art Center at UCLA; the San Jose City Hall; and United States Federal Courthouses in Islip, New York, and Phoenix, Arizona; and Weill Hall, the Life Sciences Technology Building at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Projects currently under construction include the Italcementi Center for Research and Innovation in Bergamo, Italy; a tower in Tel Aviv, Israel; and a Master Plan in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1997, Richard Meier received the AIA Gold Medal, the highest award from the American Institute of Architects, and, in the same year, the Praemium Imperiale from the Japanese government in recognition of lifetime achievement in the arts. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the American Institute of Architects, and he received a Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the AIA in 1980 and a Gold Medal from the Los Angeles Chapter in 1998. His numerous awards include thirty National AIA Honor Awards and over fifty regional AIA Design Awards. In 1989, Richard Meier received the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1992, the French Government honored him as a Commander of Arts and Letters, and in 1995 he was elected Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the American Academy in Rome and the American Academy of Arts and Letters from which he received the Gold Medal for Architecture in 2008. In 2010 Meier received the Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN award for his product line for Belgian company, When Objects Work, as well as for his website design created by Massimo Vignelli. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Naples, New Jersey Institute of Technology, The New School for Social Research, Pratt Institute, the University of Bucharest, and North Carolina State University.

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