Meier the master


The master of Rationalism, Richard Meier, celebrates 50 years as an architect. Kinnarps gives you a tip on the hottest exhibition this summer.

The Bisazza Foundation is perhaps the world's most influential design foundation. The permanent exhibition based in Milan showcases all the greats, from Marcel Wanders to Patricia Urquiola. The spring and summer exhibition will focus on the architect Richard Meier. Few people have made such an impact on architecture as he has. This year, the master of Rationalism – who made white into his signature colour – celebrates 50 years as an architect. Since 1963, he has designed buildings inspired by previous greats such as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. His most famous works include the Getty Center in Los Angeles from 1997 and the Ara Pacis museum in Rome from 2006. Meier also received the world's most prestigious architecture prize, the Pritzker Prize, in 1984.
The Richard Meier exhibition. Architecture and Design, until 28 July at the Fondazione Bisazza in Vicenza, Italy.

Photo: Xavier de Jauréguiberry