Hoc by Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub

Posted on December 9th, 2012 by

Name: Hoc

Designers: Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub are industrial designers who came together to create their own studio, Jehs+Laub in 1992. Since their inception they’ve successfully collaborated with Cassina, Renz, Thonet, Acerbis, Nemo, Belux and more. They have also designed the brand new showroom concept for Mercedes Benz that will be implemented worldwide. One of their latest furniture pieces, Hoc, was designed for German design company, Brunner.

Hoc is a small collection of furniture pieces that includes modern stools, benches and tall tables to match. What really stands out is the sculptural stool which is made from three identical pieces of plywood that, when fused together, create a cool, modern seat. Jehs & Laub explain their design as “purity reduced to an absolute minimum.” It’s like a beautiful, simple sculpture and a functional furniture piece at the same time.

The Hoc stools come stained with a lacquer, varnish, or a matte finish and even an optional seat cushion that will make it even more comfortable. Hoc is available in an array of colors and different heights (two) that will meet the needs of minimal and modern design lovers.

About the Author – Kyle Troutman

I was used to being around his closest contractor buddies and making the usual Home Depot trips with him on the weekends. So, instead of becoming a designer (or even an architect), editing and following design trends became my passion. I’ve worked at Country Living magazine, founded and edited a men’s magazine at my college, and now work in design PR.