Emeco planned a re-issue of an old chair from 1951, but we quickly agreed that Emeco should create a version of '1951' that retained Emeco's DNA, yet looked forward, Gregg instinctively knows what is good for Emeco and we agreed that the modernization of the original chair would be 100 % Classic Emeco - simple, utilitarian and masculine. Lines and surfaces were discussed at length, as well as the ""Stance"" of the new '1951', which is a lot more dynamic than the original. The design phase that followed was one of the most collaborative and rewarding experiences of my life. I had dealt with similar issues designing modern cars for the Mini and BMW brands, and I have incorporated these ideas. '1951' is the first Emeco product that combines new materials for the seat and back - technically moulded ABS plastic, with classic aluminium construction. This will allow customers to add colour and simplifies manufacturing - reducing cost. As in good car-design, these added functional elements create a clean, simple and dynamic look that will appeal to costumers on an emotional level while projecting strength.
|Collection: 1951 by DesignworksUSA (BMW Group) - Hooydonk||Country of Manufacture: United States|
Emeco Hooydonk Classroom Stacking Chair
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Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) was founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges. Emeco's manufacturing process is the result of a collaboration with ALCOA to develop a seaworthy chair for military use. ALCOA's scientists and Navy engineers consulted with Emeco to produce the chairs in the Hanover, PA workshops and they're still made there today. Emeco's founder, Wilton C. Dinges, was a master tool and die maker, with an engineering background. His engineering ability was complemented by an appreciation for sculpture, specifically Rodin. He portrayed these two passions in an advertising campaign which expressed his original vision: the Emeco chair as a one piece sculptured masterwork. Today Emeco is led by CEO Gregg Buchbinder who sums up their vision as: design plus craftsmanship.
|• 1951 by DesignworksUSA (BMW Group) - Hooydonk||• 20-06™ by Foster and Partners||• Cafe Tables by Philippe Starck||• Emeco Stools by Philippe Starck|
|• Heritage by Philippe Starck||• Hudson by Philippe Starck||• Icon by Philippe Starck||• Kong by Philippe Starck|
|• Lancaster||• Navy||• Nine-0 by Ettore Sottsass||• Occasional Tables by Philippe Starck|
|• Parrish||• Sezz|