Max Bill: Ulm Stool

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Max Bill Ulm Stool
Wohnbedarf, imported from Switzerland

The Ulm Stool was designed by Max Bill and Hans Gugelot in 1955 for the influential Ulm School of Design which saw itself as the legitimate West German heir to the Bauhaus School. Minimize design, maximize usage: with this credo Max Bill designed the simple yet perfect Ulm Stool. The Ulm Stool belongs to the movement of concrete art - a movement that promoted sobriety and simplicity of lines and shapes. Max Bill's Ulm Stool (also known as the Max Bill Ulmer Hocker) is a revered Bauhaus icon that has transcended time and space. Light and robust, this Donald Judd-like minimalistic piece of furniture is one of those items that never looks out of place, wherever it is placed. The success of the Ulm Stool lies in its versatility and convenience: it is not just a seat, it can also be used as a side table, shelf unit, box for transportation, a serving tray or a bedside table-top unit. It is easy, simple, minimalist and looks like a little piece of art.

This brilliant little stool offered by NOVA68 is fully authorized by the Max Bill Foundation and features the stamped signature of Max Bill. It is made according to the exact specification of the original Max Bill Ulm Stool from 1955. Materials and dimensions correspond exactly to the original. The Ulm Stool by Max Bill is made with natural Spruce and features a lateral bar and base strip made of Beech. he stool consists of three boards, two are arranged vertically and one horizontally, a simple wooden stick holds the three parts.

Dimensions: 15.5" W X 11.6" D X 17.3" H
Weight: 4.63 lbs. (2.1 kg.)
Materials: Solid natural untreated Beech and Spruce

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Max Bill(22 December 1908 – 9 December 1994) and the Ulm School of Design. The Swiss designer, architect and artist, Max Bill, was the first Dean of the influential Ulm School of Design and its architect and head from 1951 to 1956. This famous design school saw itself as the legitimate West German heir to the Bauhaus School, and in the 1950s and 1960s tried to create a 20th century style. They tried successfully, if its repercussions on industrial design, e.g. for the Braun company, are anything to go by.