Miura Bar Stool

A work made of reinforced polypropylene.
© Plank Collezioni s.r.l., 2009.

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  • A work made of reinforced polypropylene.

Date:

2005

Artist:

Konstantin Grcic (German, born 1965)
Manufactured by Plank (Italian, founded 1893)

About this artwork

The Miura Barstool is a departure from existing styles, which swivel and are height adjustable. Grcic set out to generate a design that was more simply engineered and therefore more affordable. Made entirely from injection-molded plastic, this single-height stool is distinguished by the unusual arrangement of its four legs, which make it stackable. The visual language of the design was motivated by the streamlined form of the Miura Lamborghini, an Italian sports car manufactured between 1966 and 1972, whose name refers to a breed of Spanish fighting bulls (Lamborghini’s mascot). The seat of the Miura Barstool has gently sloping sides, and a scored crossbar connected to the two front legs acts as a footrest. Just like the performance-driven design of a Lamborghini, the dynamic form of this stool results from functional imperatives that differentiate it from more predictable alternatives.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Konstantin Grcic (Designer)

Title

Miura Bar Stool

Origin

Germany

Date

2005

Medium

Reinforced polypropylene

Dimensions

31.6 × 45.7 × 78.7 cm (12.5 × 18 × 31 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Plank Collezioni Srl

Reference Number

2009.623.1

Copyright

© Plank Collezioni s.r.l., 2009.

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