Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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.