Few architects have expressed the 1900s as Max Bill did: he thought, spoke, wrote, designed and organised. Painter, sculptor, graphic designer, architect and philosopher, Bill was a member of international study and design groups.
He studied with Kandinsky and Klee and moved with Le Corbusier, Duchamp, Eames, Mies Van Der Rohe and Rogers. Co-founder of the Superior Institute of Design in Ulm, in 1950 he created the Stool for the famous school – a wooden seat with a basic geometrical shape, whose design was virtually erased to the advantage of its function. It is to date produced by Zanotta.
Aurelio Zanotta gave the item its ironical name when he began its production.