The philosophy “less is more” embossed the designs by Ludvig Mies van der Rohe. Philippe Starck however, also used that approach when he designed the Stool for Emeco: The barstool is formally simple and clever at the same time and it even completely represents the Bauhaus tradition.
Terence Riley chose the Emeco Bartool also for the MoMA in New York, since the curator of the “Mies Vam der Rohe in Berlin”-exposition believed that the stool could as well have been designed by the Bauhaus manager: a simple and timeless design connected to a manufacturing which survives complete generations.
The Emeco Barstool is manufactured in a complicated handwork procedure. This has for a consequence that the stool doesn’t only consist of the highest quality, is longevity and robust, but that also every specimen is unique. The Emeco Barstool by Philippe Starck is also available as Counter Stool (H 61 cm) and as stool (H 46 cm).