| PLANK / MILAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR 2006
Technology and functionality elegantly united by the principle of design, that's the Plank product philosophy. Thank to it's formal and technologically innovative products Plank conquests the international Scene.
Historically founded in 1893 with passion and intuition Martin and Michael Plank lead the family business, which today positioned to an international renowned brand for design furniture. Planks multiply production technology and high innovation power allows advanced utility of innovative materials.
Convinced of the alliance between technology and design, new product developments are made with international renowned Architects and Designers as Konstantin Grcic, James Irvine, Raul Barbieri, Claudio Bellini, Biagio Cisotti, Sandra Laube, Björn Dahlström, Luca Trazzi.
Plank products are being rewarded with numerous design awards such as: iF Gold Award 2006, Interior Innovation Award Imm Cologne, Best of the Best 2004 e 2006, Red Dot Product Design Award 2006, 100% Design Blueprint Best Product Award 2005, Best of Neocon Innovation Award 2004.
At the Milan International Furniture Fair 2006 Plank presented many new details:
The Miura stool, design Konstantin Grcic, is made of reinforced polypropylene produced (injected) in one block and today its available in many colours. The innovative injecting technology as well as the requirement to develop a barstool for contract and domestic environments, has lead to the characteristic form of Miura. Optically this stool has a truly dynamic shape, of which construction and ergonomics are developing into a powerful and expressive harmony.
After a long period of experimentation in design and technology, Plank progressed the study of plywood use, seeking to obtain a previously unthinkable formal spatiality. The result is Luna, design Studio Cisotti Laube; a three-dimensional plywood moulding chair with high ergonomic quality and light weight. The chair has organic and soft shapes, but at the same time it maintains formal simplicity.
About the last seasons Plank presents Mon Ami seat by Claudio Bellini and Stella chair, by Studio Cisotti Laube.
Mon Ami, distinguished and strong lines cut soft and intriguing surfaces. The elegant game of light and shadow draw an original chair where lightness and solidity magically evolve into a plastic balance. Like a sculpture carved into the substance, Mon Ami comes to life.
With Stella, Plank pursues their experimentation in the technology of three dimensional plywood moulding, which was initiated with Luna chair.
Stella presents itself in forms which are soft, gliding into three-dimensionality. The final finish is an integral part of the project: the striped wooden surface accentuates the chair's volume.
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