Open Call "The Ulm Stool: What? How? Where?" on nextmuseum.io:
For the upcoming exhibition “The Ulm Stool: Idea, Icon, Idol“, 8 October 2021 to 27 February 2022, the HfG-Archiv is calling for submissions of images and texts documenting the use of the Ulm Stool in one’s own four walls, at work, in private or in leisure time via nextmuseum.io until 19 September 2021. These submissions will then become part of the exhibition.
Wherever you walk or stand in Ulm, you will come across the “Ulmer Hocker“. The simple piece of seating furniture was created in 1954 for the furnishings of the “Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG)” on Ulm’s Kuhberg. Built in the university’s wood workshop, the “Ulmer Hocker” was used wherever a seat or a pedestal, a bedside table or a substitute for a ladder, a table or a chopping board was needed.
With the exhibition “The Ulm Stool: Idea – Icon – Idol“, the HfG-Archiv is for the first time placing one of the most famous designs created at the Ulm School of Design (HfG) at the centre of an analytical presentation. By means of a comprehensive look at the different conditions that made the stool possible, not only a design classic becomes understandable, but also an original model of historiography is presented that could in turn set a precedent.