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 […]
Emeco was originally founded following a collaborative project with Alcoa to develop a seaworthy chair for submarines and warships. The Navy chairs are impervious to corrosion, non magnetic, lightweight and most importantly incredibly strong – attributes of aluminum that we have now grown to appreciate and love. By the end of the 1950s Emeco aluminum […]
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15% reclaimed wood fiber that would normally be swept into the trash. “Imagine”, said Philippe Starck, “A guy who takes a humble broom and starts […]
Collaborating with Herzog & de Meuron Architects on the Parrish Art Museum (Long Island, New York) created an opportunity for developing a bespoke chair for the new building. I was convinced that a chair which would fit the museum´s specific context and needs also had high potentials as a universal product. Looking for a suitable […]
A combination of industrial and warm materials, the Lancaster chair features components of reclaimed solid ash and die-cast aluminum. Known for his expertise in aluminum manufacturing, designer Michael Young started exploring ways to join other materials to aluminum. He partnered with Emeco (notable aluminum chair maker) and Lancaster was born. In the words of Young, […]
A new take on the classic Emeco Navy Chair, the 111 Navy Chair is made of 111 recycled plastic bottles. In 2006, Coca-Cola came to Emeco with a the idea to create a functional piece of furniture out of a new, unproven formulation of rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate- recycled plastic bottles). Coke wanted to alter […]
Wood and metal are furniture staples, but they have been classically rethought by Michael Young for their roles as components of the Lancaster chair. The cast aluminum seat and back are created to be indestructible, without compromising their chic, wearing either dark anodized or machine polished finishes. The wood legs are available in natural ash-wood and dark stain ash-wood. Emeco’s debut of the chair collection by the British designer will introduce the company’s first foray into component-based design. The Lancaster chair is brought together with materials meant to age richly, and maintain its stance as a good, sophisticated standard.