...An Ulmer Hocker1 With the exhibition The Ulmer Hocker: Idea ─ Icon ─ Idol the HfG-Archiv, Ulm, help elucidate that while an Ulmer Hocker is that simple, it is a deceptive, and highly informative, simplicity... Yet for all that Max Bill was only involved with the HfG Ulm for a relatively short period of time, as The Ulmer Hocker: Idea ─ Icon ─ Idol, helps one understand, a great deal of Max Bill remained within the HfG Ulm; for all embodied in the Ulmer Hocker, an object developed at the school in 1954 and which as the HfG-Archiv exhibition title tends to confirm, has in the intervening decades become both an Idol and Icon...
Seat pad with upholstery: back side mottled anthracite
Felt is a natural product, therefore variations in colour and structure can occur and can be neither influenced nor pre-determined. Such variations are not defects, but rather are an inherent and integral component of the uniqueness of the material felt.
|Material||High-quality wool felt (100 % wool)
|Variants||Optionally available with or without padding|
|Function & properties||Suitable for the Ulmer Hocker
Anti-slip coating on underside
|Delivery includes||1 cushion|
|Care||Everyday stains and dirt can be removed with a damp cloth, brush or vacuum.
For more stubborn stains either a professional chemical dry cleaning or, for pads without padding, hand washing at 30 degrees may be required. Do not spin, wring, or place in a washing machine or dryer.
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..."The Ulmer Hocker: Idea ─ Icon ─ Idol" at the HfG Archiv, Ulm, Germany Although the Hochschule für Gesatltung, HfG, Ulm only existed between 1953 and 1968, it has, as oft noted, acquired a near mythical place in the (hi)story of design in West Germany... As has an item of furniture developed in the school for use in the school, but which has taken on an existence and attitude of its own: The Ulmer Hocker, the Ulm Stool, a stool which, as the title of the HfG's Archiv's new exhibition states has become, an Icon...
...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...
...Visually reminiscent of Max Bill's classic Ulmer Hocker, Strammer Max brings that touch outdoor adventure to your kitchen, living room or bedroom...
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