Frameworks is a system based on lattice constructions; extremely lightweight but stable structures which enable large spans with minimal use of materials.
A lattice construction is a structure composed of several parts that will be assembled in triangular shapes in order to form an undeformable unity.
The system consists of thin oak slats connected by steel plates and rivets. The addition of glass shelves creates a storage function in which the transparent, light-weight nature of the design is reinforced. The functional, elegant and industrial character of it is typical of the work of Studio Mieke Meijer.
Frameworks can be wall-mounted or free standing to partition parts of an open space. The more objects it holds, the better job it does of creating privacy barriers between one subsectioned room and another.
Transformation of components creates diversity within Frameworks. Repetition, rotation, mirroring, enlarging and reducing are applied to explore the possibilities of the system. Closed volumes can be created by adding panels, doors and drawers. The system allows customized solutions.
The Frameworks was shown as part of the exhibition ‘Conflict’ by collective Dutch Invertuals presented during Dutch Design Week 2012 and ‘Transform’ during Salone del Mobile 2013. Both exhibitions included new works by various designers from various disciplines.