Victoria Meyers architect, hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) partner, designs custom furnishings to fit clients' needs. Many projects result in spaces where off-the-shelf furniture doesn't fit. For White Space / Ash 4Ways, for example, this included most of the apartment furniture.
For the living room hMa designed a coffee table that opens to become a bed. For the dining area, hMa worked with hMa collaborator Miya Shoji to design a custom dining room table that fit within the confines of a limited dining space. For the Bedroom, hMa designed a bed that incorporates storage and also elegantly controls the flow into and out of the room. The solution faces the bed toward the apartment's Central Park view. Closets lining the bedroom open to reveal an enclosed work desk. Tight New York spaces work when furnishings are customized to fit the space.
In addition to designing elegant and beautiful solutions to everyday living, hMa designs award-winning, one-of-a-kind specialty furnishings. This includes WaterFall Table, hMa's winning design entry to the 'Wonder Women' furniture competition.
WaterFall Table by Victoria Meyers, available through Dune Furniture. Contact: info@hanrahanMeyers.com, Post: Victoria Meyers architect
WaterFall Table was designed as a simple slab of (sustainably harvested) ash, supported on two planar leg supports, so that you read the horizontal line of the table-top as a strong line, floating in space. At the two edges, steel beads make a translucent WaterFall. The table was designed to transport interior spaces into Nature.
Music Box: Designed for New York Composer Michael Schumacher; hanrahan Meyers architects. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
The Music Box, commissioned by New York Composer Michael Schumacher, was designed as a container for an ambient sound art installation. Schumacher's ambient sound pieces use everyday sounds to make compositions. Schumacher requested an object that would perform as the sound-art equivalent of Duchamp's urinal. To create a box that took the everyday, and force it into a new geometry, hMa designed an anamorphic cube. An Anamorph is a figure that appears randomly distorted, that pops into its normal shape when viewed from the correct angle. The Music Box is a distorted cube.