With the invisible values of design, engineering and strength, the Emeco SU Collection follows the Japanese aesthetic of ‘su‘ — meaning plain or unadorned — the idea that simplicity is not only modest, but could possibly be more appealing than luxury. SU Stools embody Emeco bones, both in form and choice of materials. SU has the iconic seat of Emeco chairs made since 1944, and is made of reclaimed and recycled materials discovered through our ongoing exploration of eco-conscious resources.
The Su Collection is based on a meticulous approach to design and the use of new materials for the seats: solid oak salvaged from old American buildings and worked for the Emeco chairs by Amish artisans from Pennsylvania; eco-concrete (50% bottles in recycled glass and CSA, calcium sulphoaluminate); recycled polyethylene (made 75% from post-industrial material and 25% post-consumption material). Emeco’s traditional material, recycled aluminium, is used to make the legs of the SU chairs with a natural or black-anodised finish.
“After about two years work – explains Oki Sato – we are proud to present a stool that is closely linked to the Navy Chair. For us it is definitely ‘the’ stool”.