Willy Van der Meeren’s designs are striking for their simplicity and directness. They are discreet, cleverly built and usually draw one’s attention through the way all their parts and joints are left visible and through some colorful elements. Early on in Tubax’ workshops, Willy van der Meeren started collaborating with architect Jean Stuyvaert. His obsession with shapes and his interest in the playfulness of bent steel sheet gave birth to some signature pieces such as the wall-mounted lamp (also referred as the “swivelling lamp”) in 1953.
Mil De Kooning, Willy Van Der Meeren: furniture design [exhibition catalog], Atomium, Brussels, 27 September 2007 - 30 March 2008, pp.98-99 (ill.) M. De Kooning, F. Floré, I. Strauven, Hedendaags design Alfred Hendrickx en het fifities meubel in België, 2000. p.87.