photo via: Die Neue Sammlung
Bottle as architecture
In 1996, architect Richard Meier was hired by Hugo Boss to design a “limited edition” package for their “Boss #1” men’s cologne. His solution was a bottle very reminiscent of his own architectural work.
Richard Meier is good at many things. His latest work is a bottle for the men’s perfume “Boss No. 1”, a slightly squashed cylinder, resembling a skyscraper. Through the vertical incision, an insight into the interior, but without the betraying whole secret — praises the advertising. What secret? Who Boss No. 1 is (among architects )?
Werk, Bauen + Wohnen (magazine), Volume 83, 1996
A “limited edition” package, these bottles include a printed version of Meier’s signature and were numbered on the bottom of the outer box.
More photos and architectural stuff, after the fold…
Eli Woo‘s photograph of the Getty Center with Meier’s trademark “Meier white” square tiles
At the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, as well as Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, architect Richard Meier used a shade of white that he developed, Meier White. “This is the right white. The whitest white,” he says. “In all light it allows you to perceive all the other colors around in the clearest way.”
When White is Wrong, Art News, 2010
The special edition by Richard Meier bottle for sale at design und klassiker for 128 EUR
Below, the same bottle from an earlier sale on eBay…
See also: Laura Handler’s “Flirt” bottle