Meike Langer Tuesday 08 Feb 2011

A design which blends the boundaries of furniture

Areas of life blend, rooms lose their fixed assignments and functions. Due to the blurring of boundaries, new requirements for the environment and their products arise. In this context the furniture Beaugars was developed.

It offers space to lay, hang up and store objects of daily use. Its most distinctive feature, its mutability, results from the flexibility of the two arcs, which can be rotated in 360 degrees. Therefore Beaugars adapts easily and can be, according to the available space, either compact or expansive.

Beaugars consists of a bench made of wood, two metal arcs and three wooden hook-elements.
The bench has five legs altogether: three wooden and two metal ones. Both arcs can be moved around the seating area in 360 degrees.

Meike Langer tries to create functional objects that shall be used and lived with by people in the long term. Every detail of an object is thought of and justified, but this austerity should not show in the design, rather wishing her designs to appear light and easy to handle.

designer biog

Meike Langer

<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="A0"><span>Born in Bad Oeynhausen raised in Minden, Northern Germany. / Studied Industrial Design at the Acade­my of Art and Design Offenbach am Main, Germany / Semester abroad at the ECAL, department industrial design in Lausanne, Switzerland. / Internship at Studio Urquiola, Milan / Graduated in 2010 as Diplom Product Designer at the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach am Main. / 11/2010 Living and working in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.</span></span><em><span></span></em></p>