Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays 2014

Plank will be closed for 2 weeks summer holidays from August 11th.
We are fresh and ready for your enquiries again on August 25th.
Enjoy your summer!


Konstantin Grcic on his long-term collaboration with Plank

It has been almost 10 years this year since the iconic MIURA stool was born and it has been the first of many flourishing projects together. Konstantin Grcic at Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano 2014 on his long-term collaboration with Plank. Read the whole Designboom article.


EXTENSION OF MIURA TABLE SERIES

Plank regularly collaborates with leading architects on important international projects. This year, in response to feedback from these clients, the company has introduced larger versions of the MIURA table series designed by Konstantin Grcic. The new surface sizes extend the practical applications of the three-legged table, which is suitable for use in domestic or commercial environments and is the ideal companion for Grcic’s iconic MIURA stool or MYTO chair.

“Plank works with clients on a project basis and on several occasions architects asked for the MIURA table in larger sizes,” said CEO, Michael Plank. “This was the key motivation for the development, however, it is very important for Plank that any additions to our product ranges retain the authenticity of the original design. We worked closely with Konstantin Grcic to implement larger surfaces that don’t compromise the table’s aesthetic and structural integrity.”

For the medium height tables, new tops with diameters of 80 and 90 centimetres have been introduced. The tops can be flipped to make the tables easier to store, and the base of the larger table top size has been weighted to improve its stability.

A larger base has been specially developed to support fixed table tops of 100 and 110 centimetre diameters. The MIURA high table range has also been expanded to include a new 80 centimetre diameter top.

All the table tops are produced from full-colour HPL and are available in black or white.

Download press text and images here.
Download updated outdoor catalogue here.


Cisotti + Laube and PLANK collaborating since 1997

For more than twenty years the design team Biagio Cisotti and Sandra Laube based in Florence has been working together on a great variety of different fields: from furniture design, to product design, exhibit design, graphic design, art direction and events. (View full cv here.)

Out of all the different projects they have done, the Studio Cisotti Laube is probably most known for their smallest item: the Diabolix, a bottle opener designed in for the Italian design company Alessi.

For Plank the studio has been playing a fundamental role as designers as well as in the art direction. Collaborating since 1997 many significant products were created together. The first product, which disconnected Plank’s era of only solid wood chairs was the MILLEFOGLIE chair. Seat and back in molded plywood connected through an innovative joint technology. It entered in the permanent design collection at the Museum for Applied Art, Frankfurt, and was selected for the ADI Design Index in the year 2000; then followed the BÀBÀ chair, also in molded plywood and with the same concept of using one unique mold for back and seat. Another milestone, not only for Plank, but for the industry, was the LUNA series from 2003 with a three-dimensional molded wooden shell. Whereas their latest piece for Plank is the MISTER X table presented in 2012.

Solid and long-lasting collaborations are important to Plank. They are the key receipt for a successful Plank product.


MYTO chair at Foire de Paris with Intramuros

For 110 years the Foire de Paris has been showcasing the very latest products and services to help people improve and enhance their everyday life. This year the fair has decided to give their audience an introduction to design and asked Chantal Hamaide, the chief editor of French Design Magazine Intramuros, for help. The result of this collaboration is the exhibition called “Chaises en jeu” which displays the development of techniques and forms of design on the basis of chair classics and design icons in ten different materials. The aim is to give visitors an understanding of “good design” and to demonstrate the impact of new and innovative materials to the quality and sustainability. Plank’s MYTO chair, design Konstantin Grcic, was there too. Read more here.


PLANK and Rotaliana in perfect harmony at Trentodoc

PLANK’s MIURA stools and tables and MYTO chairs, design Konstantin Grcic, and the products of the lightening company Rotaliana  were in perfect harmony at the Festival dell’Economia di Trento at the event Trentodoc in the picturesque location Castello del Buonconsiglio, landmark of Trento. Design meeting the past for an evening of tastings, music and bubbles after a long day of economical discussions with guests like Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne.


MISTER X TABLE NOW AVAILABLE WITH ADJUSTABLE GLIDERS

MISTER X table, design Biagio Cisotti, Sandra Laube, from now on will be delivered as a standard with adjustable gliders. We think that this improvement will give MISTER X an additional value, since this enhances it’s stability on uneven floors.

MISTER X has a compact four star cast iron base, which enables great stability due to its heavy weight. The table is available in 3 different heights with table tops in high pressure laminate (HPL) Full Color or MDF powder coated, in white or black, round or square tops. See images above.


PLANK WITH MONZA ARMCHAIR AT THE DESIGNMUSEUM IN COPENHAGEN

“If only you could design just one good chair in your life . . . But you simply cannot.” Hans J. Wegner, 1952.

The Designmuseum Danmark marks the 100-year anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth with a large exhibition “Wegner – just one good chair”, opening on the 3rd of April 2014.

Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) was one of history’s most prolific designers. In 1949 he created the design that the Americans called “The Chair”. The perfect chair – but he continued designing new ones nonetheless, producing a total of over 500. He was referred to as “The King of Chairs” – or just the “Chair Maker”. His furniture paved the way for Danish Design’s international breakthrough in the years after World War II, and he was to become a leading figure in Organic Modernism.

On this occasion the Designmuseum in Copenhagen wants to enlarge their chair collection and adds Plank’s MONZA armchair, design Konstantin Grcic, to their permanent collection for its importance in the furniture history.