The Hocker Stool by Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron, 2005
The Hocker stool by Herzog & de Meuron reflects aspects of the conceptual approach practised by the two architects: the eye-catching piece is imbued with a natural design and is quickly an indispensable addition to every setting.
Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were both born in Basel in 1950 and studied architecture from 1970 to 1975 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich under the professors Aldo Rossi and Dolf Schnebli. After completing their architectural degrees in 1975, they established an independent architecture firm in 1978. Since 1994 they have held a guest professorship at Harvard University and taught as professors at the ETH Zurich, where they founded the ETH Studio Basel – Contemporary City Institute. The Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded to Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in 2001, followed by the Praemium Imperiale in 2007.
The architectural office of Herzog & de Meuron has won international recognition for projects such as Dominus Winery in Napa Valley (1998), Tate Modern London (2000), Prada Epicenter Tokyo (2003) and more recently, Beijing National Stadium (2007), erected for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Recently completed projects include the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the new Transforming Tate Modern building.
-Made of solid birch, white finish
-Origin of wood: birch (Betula pendula) from Western Europe and/or Poland.