MESO is a design team for digital media and media systems. MESO was founded in 1997 by four designers and a computer scientist which shared a strong passion for projects transcending their own discipline. Today MESO looks back on over ten years of design of digital media and media systems. There are to many projects to catch them into one sentence, from complex web applications, multi sensory environments, on air design, interactive stage sets and many more.
The word MESO stems from the Greek word μέσος, which means middle or in-between. So μέσος is the border line between design and technology, the human and the machine.
MESO continues to be caught between two stools, which is quite an uncomfortable situation some times, but allows us to provide innovative solutions to our clients. MESO works as a commercial service agency as well as an artist base. Working on both fronts at the same time gives in depth understanding of both sides.
Also we liked the word MESO, as it sounds especially low in German. And nobody could tell if its a South American chocolate bar or an international bank.
1997 Foundation of MESO by Stefan Ammon, Michael Höpfel, Karl Kliem, Sebastian Oschatz and Max Wolf.
1998 Foundation of aspekt1 – significant media works by Mathias Wollin and Martin Schuster
2001 MESO is moving to bigger spaces at Niddastraße 84 in Frankfurt
2004 Karl Kliem leaving the MESO offices, founding his own company Dienststelle in Frankfurt am Main
2004 Foundation of MESO.net with the three branches MESO Web Scapes (Stefan Ammon with Mathias Wollin and Martin Schuster, previously aspekt1), MESO Digital Interiors (Sebastian Oschatz and Max Wolf) and MESO Image Spaces (Michael Höpfel).
2006 Michael Höpfel opening the MESO Images Spaces office in Berlin.
2008 MESO Digital Interiors GmbH is founded by Sebastian Oschatz and Max Wolf with the same team.
2012 MESO is moving to bigger spaces at Gutleutstraße 96 in Frankfurt