The enormous public attention we received for chair_ONE unavoidably led to a certain categorization of my design. We were suddenly identified with the chair's angular/facetted style. Although I do love the its stealth-bomber aesthectic, I felt threatened by the trap of reapeating myself with this successsful formula. A commission from Plank to design a monoblock bar stool in plastic was the perfect opportunity for me to re-invent my vocabulary of shapes. I was keen to move on from the hard edge to a much softer design. The MIURA stool is strongly based on principles of construction. However, its shape was conceived by working in a much more sculptural manner. The complex free-form surfaces were all designed on the computer.

MIURA is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Project assistant: Sami Ayadi (KGID)
Producer: Plank