Space-defining table-top trays
Meterware is a modular, multifunctional tray system that wants to be filled by you! By moving the individual units you can constantly create newly defined spaces. Meterware stands out for its mobility, bright colours and the contrast between cool aluminium and warm wood and felt. Its high-quality materials look minimal, its design is timeless.
The Meterware tray system playfully organises your desk and adapts to your needs. Hence a standard product becomes an individual and customized one-off. All parts of the system are “made in Germany“ by carefully selected small companies who use high-quality materials and demonstrate their fine craftsmanship.
The qualified carpenter and trained architect, who freely admits he likes to work with his hands, went freelance in 2014 with his design firm Interior Things based in Holzminden. The central theme of his work is creating clear designs and order through passion and precision. Thus also arose “Meterware”, his desk and wall tray system. True to Hartauer’s intent, a design that urges: “Take me in your hands and move me!” Powder-coated aluminium profiles hold stylish wooden or felt trays.
Everything fits, nothing catches, it’s all playfully experiential and accessible. Sensuous, tactile and precise, all at the same time. Asked what he will do in the next life, Hartauer is quick to respond: become a watchmaker. Surprising? Not really, rather the logical consequence of his approach to aesthetics and order, and truly befitting of him.