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Ulmer Hocker in Colour

by Max Bill, 1954 — from 411,36 €
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The Ulmer Hocker in Colour is a colourful version of the classic 1954 Ulmer Hocker stool by Max Bill and which is now distributed by WB Form. Max Bill was the first rector of the Ulm School of Design, an institution for whom, and together with Hans Gugelot he also designed a stool from donated wood that has been processed in the college's own carpentry workshop. Today, the stool is produced in the workshops of WB Form and impresses for all thanks to its versatility. Thanks to the clean lines and unfussy shape the Ulmer Hocker adapts to any living area and can serve as a stool, side table, shelf or coffee table element.


Product type Stool

Material Walnut version: American walnut
Coloured stained finishes: birch, cross bar and foot of base beech
Variants Alternatively available as the Ulmer Hocker or Schubladenhocker
Function & properties Featuring Max Bill's signature

The signature is underneath the seat and is always black, but on the Ulmer Stool black it is white.
Care Untreated wood should not be exposed to wet conditions. For cleaning we recommend a soft, slightly damp cloth.
Warranty 24 months
Accessories Complementing Seat Pad available separately
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,2 MB).

Popular versions

Ulmer Hocker in Colour, Flame red
Ulmer Hocker in Colour, American walnut
Ulmer Hocker in Colour, Bright orange
Ulmer Hocker in Colour, Dark blue
Ulmer Hocker in Colour, Apple green
Ulmer Hocker in Colour, Sky blue
Ulmer Hocker in Colour, Black
Ulmer Hocker in Colour, Lemon yellow

Design Story

Original Ulmer Hocker through WB Form


The Ulmer Hocker or the Ulmer Hocker in Colour by designer and architect Max Bill is a classic of German functionalist product design and owes its name to the Ulm School of Design, where it was designed in 1954. And it is not for nothing that the stool became the flagship product of the institute: what appears inconspicuous and simple at first glance turns out to be a cleverly designed furniture object with numerous possible uses. The Max Bill stool can not only be used as a seat and side table, but also as a transport aid, tray and lectern. It owes all of this to its simple, stable construction. The frame of the Ulmer Hocker consists of two vertical and one horizontal board, which are joined together on the shorter edges by finger joints. A crossbar stabilizes the Ulmer stool on the lower side. The boards are made of spruce, the crossbar crafted from untreated beech wood. The beauty of the Ulmer Hocker lies in the transparency and sophistication of the design, its functionality and the sober handling of the material wood.


The Ulmer Hocker has been produced as a licensed re-edition since 2011 and according to strict quality standards by the Swiss furniture manufacturer WB Form, who work with a regional workshop for people with disabilities. In addition to the original version in untreated spruce and beech wood, the portfolio was expanded to include variou