|January 11 2014
upcoming: the WORKS collective's show at HEAL'S on Tottenham Court Road in London as part of their HEAL'S DISCOVERS event is less than a month away and production work on Meret's glassware (manufactured in Switzerland) has kicked into high gear for everything to be ready on the day of the opening on February 3rd.
November 19 2013
CHANGES - CHANCEN, the exhibition accompanying the roundtable discussion Meret participated in at Depot Basel in Septemebr (see second news item from August 28) opens in Basel, Switzerland on November 23 (runs until December 18). If you're in the area, do go along to have a look (Depot Basel info HERE, link to video recording of the roundtable discussion HERE).
October 13 2013
WORKS, the designers' collective formed of recent RCA graduates of which Meret is a leading member, is featured prominently in an article on international design collectives in NEW YORK MAGAZINE. See the full article HERE and the piece on WORKS HERE.
August 28 2013
LDF preview: meret will be represented in no less than three exhibitions during this year's London Design Festival. With the design collective WORKS, meret will be showing in the exhibition MADE BY WORKS at The Clerkenwell Gallery, as well as in a window display at Christie's South Kensignton entitled 20 LIONS. meret is also represented in the show MATERIAL SUBCONSCIOUS at the famed Gore Hotel at Queen's Gate on the South side of Hyde Park
August 28 2013
upcoming: meret is one of 5 Swiss designers of 3 different generations invited to participate in a roundtable discussion about the past, present and future of Swiss design organised by Depot Basel in conjunction with Schweizericher Werkbund. The other participants in the roundtable are interior architect, designer and author VERENA HUBER, architekt, author and lecturer CLAUDE LICHTENSTEIN, product designer and lecturer JÖRG BONER and product designer STEFAN RECHSTEINER. The event will take place in early September and will be moderated by Professor for design theory CLAUDIA MAREIS - an exhibition will follow in Basel in November and the findings of the roundtable will be collected in a publication.
August 28 2013
meret and her partner (and their dog) are featured in this months' annabelle, the Swiss lifestyle magazine, modelling autumn and winter fashion as part of a story on Swiss creatives living in London - click HERE to see the online version of the story.
June 27 2013
meret is one of 7 Swiss designers in international collectives highlighted in Swiss lifestyle magazine annabelle - click HERE for the article on the magazine's website.
June 12 2013
upcoming: meret is showing two new sculptural pieces in the group show WEIRD AND WONDERFUL at CueB Gallery in Brockely, Southeast London. The private view is this Friday, June 14 from 7 to 9 pm and we hope to see as many of meret's friends and supporters there as possible - click HERE for the gallery's address.
May 20 2013
design blog THE METHOD CASE have published two of meret's projects - KS_MG II (see the blog post HERE) &
B vs. U Collection (see the blog post HERE)
May 19 2013
meret's project for Fendi's Sloane Street flagship stor in London (see it HERE) has come in at Nr. 35 at complex.com's 50 Best Artist Collaborations in Fashion, beating out such illustrious names as Andy Warhol ( Yves Saint Laurent, 1974 - Nr. 50), Vanessa Beecroft (Helmut Lang, 2002 - Nr. 49), Gavin Turk (Hussein Chalayan, 2012 - Nr. 41) and Tracey Emin (Banjo & Matilde, 2011 - Nr. 37)! See the entry about meret's project HERE.
April 07 2013
: meret's project KS_MG II (see it here) will be shown as part of the WORKS - Royal College of Art Graduates collective's exhibition during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile from April 9 - 14
link to WORKS website
link to Salone website
August 12 2012
upcoming: Meret has been asked as one of 10 Swiss designers to participate in the exhibition Musterzimmer at the contemporary design space Depot in Basel, Switzerland. She has been given a space of 4 x 4 meters to realise her vision of a living space in the future.
Musterzimmer is accompanied by a smaller exhibition - intended as a counterpoint - called Dinge Ohne Funktion (things without function). Meret is also represented in that exhibition with some of the objects from her B vs, U collection (go to projects to see the whole collection)
The private view of these exhibitions is on Friday, August 17th from 6pm and the show runs from August 18 to September 14 - click here for the flyer
link to Depot Basel website
upcoming: the RCA degree show will be open to the public from 20 June to 1 July 2012. Meret's work is part of the Show RCA Battersea, taking place at TESTBED 1, a temporary space right next to Vivienne Westwood's studios in Battersea. The show is open daily from 10 am to 5.30 pm (closed June 29) and there is a regular shuttle service from the RCA's Kensington campus.link to RCA Degree Show website with all relevant info
June 15 2012: Meret has passed her final examination ath the Royal College of Art!
April 16 2012: meret flies to Milan to oversee the installation of her floor piece which is part of PARADISE, the Royal College of Art's showing during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile April 17 - 22
link to RCA PARADISE website
link to Salone website
February 14 - 20: meret participates in a group show at the MATADERO in Madrid, Spain - click here to see images of her piece
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I'm interested in:
craft, coincidence, control, material, beauty, process, history and tradition, repetition
I don't want to be interested in (although I may be):
pleasing, being conventional, money, image and reputation
I'm not interested in:
mass production, gadgets, excessive luxury, performing, personality cult, being photographed, sports and vacuum cleaners
I want to be interested in (although some of it is
really hard): structures, beauty, my own technology, nature
the path to where I want to get:
be courageous and honest, work hard, don't fear the results
Meret is a Swiss designer, living and working in South London.
In her practice, Meret combines craft with her own technology and is interested in the expression of everyday objects, the space they occupy and the structure and beauty of how things are made.
Born in Houston (US) and raised in Basel, Switzerland, Meret is a graduate of the Art and Design Academy in Aarau, Switzerland, as well as the Royal College of Art in London. She is also the recipient of an education stipend from the IKEA foundation, Switzerland.
Meret specialises in custom-made products, events and environments. Please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any design needs you have.