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White is the most iconic colour in the world of design. It emphasises an attitude where the structure and its shape are of prime importance. It has therefore been an integral part of modernism, where the design ethic was famously summed up by Mies Van Der Rohe when he said, “Less is more”.
Although not all modernists devote themselves to a colour, Richard Meier, who celebrates his 50th year in architecture in 2013, is one of the world’s foremost architects to have furthered the modernist language while choosing to dress almost all of his designs solely in white.
Meier’s reputation is based on the fact that he draws inspiration from modernist masters such as Le Corbusier and Van Der Rohe. Continue reading