Niels Meissner

Department: Man and Living

Variations on a Theme

Like a composer playing with a central theme, Niels Meissner has created a range of furniture shaped by a single, recurring element: the human hand. It is the basis of his own modular system; all the dimensions of his pieces can be divided into units of 47 mm (a quarter of the length of his hand). “If you want to design objects for people, you must use sizes relating to the human body,” he explains. Dots applied to some of the models mark out each ‘hand-unit’ — visually highlighting the underlying concept. The project is aptly called Variations on a Theme.

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Project-209 Niels Meissner
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Photographs: Lisa Klappe