Red polypropylene stools lined up at a bar

Miura stool by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

Dezeen Showroom: German designer Konstantin Grcic has created the stackable Miura stool for Italian design brand Plank, which comes in seven different colours.

The Miura barstool is made from reinforced polypropylene using a plastic injection moulding method.

According to the brand, "the launch of Miura stool has accompanied Plank's transformation from a manufacturer of wooden chairs to an international design company, which started in 1998".

Colourful polypropylene stools lined up and stacked
The Miura stool comes in seven different colours. The top image is by Luca Meneghel.

"At the beginning, there was a rather straightforward briefing: to design a new bar stool. As the project began to take shape, we discovered a potential for innovation we had not anticipated," said designer Grcic.

"The simple bar stool turned into a stackable stool, which was quite a novelty at the time. Also, we shifted from thinking in terms of conventional construction in steel or aluminium to using plastic injection moulding."

Colourful polypropylene stools on top of each other
Miura is a stackable stool made from reinforced polypropylene

The Miura stool was created in 2005 and can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings.

The stool is featured in the permanent collections of international museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Die Neue Sammlung and the Art Institute in Chicago, and has won the iF Design Award Gold.

All images by Miro Zagnoli unless otherwise stated.

Product: Miura stool
Designer: Konstantin Grcic
Brand: Plank
Contact: [email protected]

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