Starck W.W. Stool 1991
Miniature W.W.Stool, Starck
W.W.Stool/ Starck, 1991
Material Metal, laquered, scale 1:6, 88 x 162 x 93 mm, made in Poland 6 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
DesignReasons sells the W.W. Stool miniature. Since the beginning of the eighties, Starck has successfully created designs for industrial production in various sectors. Among his preferences are aluminium and more or less long, streamlined “horns“. He does not attempt to imitate aerodynamic profiles but instead reinterprets them biomechanically. In 1982 Starck came to prominence, when the then-president of France, Francois Mitterrand, commissioned the newcomer to furnish his private chambers in the Elysée Palace.
The stool, or more accurately the standing aid, “W.W. Stool“, is part of an imaginative office ensemble which Starck sketched for film director Wim Wenders in 1990. A skulptoral look dominates the surrealist appearance of this object. On the one hand, a “stool“ is defined as a piece of seating furniture; on the other, it is defined as a sprout, which implies the possible source of inspiration.