Richard Meier Swid Powell Magnifying Glass



Designer: Richard Meier

Manufacturer: Swid Powell

Materials: Silver plate over brass, wood, & glass

Country of Origin: Italy

Date: 1988

Dimensions: 1.2” H x 3.34” W x 9” D

Condition: Excellent

Richard Meier was the youngest recipient of the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor an architect can receive. Swid Powell was founded 1982 and produced innovative designs by the foremost architects of the time, including Meier. He is quoted as saying “Architecture is art, but it has to be functional. Objects should carry the same philosophy. They should work perfectly in all environments, be useful yet elegant, and help to create a sense of event.” This rare magnifying glass does so in spades.