“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.
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.
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.
“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.