The History of Plank begins in 1893. The basic objective has always been the investigation and intensive research for technological possibilities connected to design. In recent years the company has placed at the center of its work a strong connection with research, sustainability and design collaborating with renowned designers such as Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa, Björn Dahlström, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, Biagio Cisotti and Sandra Laube. The collection has achieved distinction in a diversity of products: chairs, armchairs, lounge seating, table systems, stools. Plank products have received numerous awards and acknowledgments, for instance the XXII Compasso d’Oro ADI Design Award for the MYTO chair in addition to the IF Product Design Award – Gold selection for the MIURA stool. These products now form part of the permanent collections of some of the most important museums worldwide such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the International Design Museum in Munich, the Design Museum of London as well as the Art Institute of Chicago.
QUALITY AND ECOLOGY
Durable furniture, which owners keep for years, are the least burden to the environment. The cultural-formal nature of the products must ensure a quality that makes them long lasting and timeless. This leads to the creation of “classics” that are already on exhibit in several museums. ”Sustainability is a way of thinking; one cannot disregard this aspect anymore: it is a way of thinking, of being, of working and creating. As manufacturers, we must be aware of our responsibility and provide quality products with an economical, sustainable sense of design”.