...Although the HfG Ulm only existed for some 15 years it not only set the standards for German industrial production and inspired generations of German designers, it also gave us one of the best examples of Max Bill's understanding of gute Form - the Ulmer Hocker: an object so infuriatingly simple and obvious it still annoys many observers and consumers today who fail to understand that the geniality of the object is exactly this simple obviousness...
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The Ulmer Hocker was designed in 1954 by Max Bill, who was best known as the first rector of the Ulm School of Design. For the school he also designed, in collaboration with Hans Gugelot, a stool from donated wood which was processed in the school's own carpentry workshop. Today, the stool is produced in the workshops of wb form and continues to convince through its versatility. Thanks to the clean lines and unfussy shape the Ulmer Hocker adapts to any living area and serves times as a stool, side table, shelf or coffee table. The untreated wood from which it is produced also exudes a natural charm and a pleasant warmth.
Height: 44 cm
Width: 39,5 cm
Depth: 29,5 cm
|Material||Natural spruce, cross bar and made of beech|
|Variants||The Ulmer Hocker in Colour is available separately.|
|Care||Untreated wood should not be exposed to wet conditions. For cleaning we recommend a soft, slightly damp cloth.|
|Accessories||Matching cushion available in different colours.|
|Product datasheet||Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,2 MB).
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