Jasper Morrison affirms the combination of timeless design and sustainable materials in the 1 Inch Reclaimed Chair for Emeco
It is formed with simple shapes and a singular material, exuding a quiet grace through its straightforward expression. Its unique composition makes use of polypropylene waste at injection moulding plants mixed with waste sawdust from the woodworking industry. This combination, which provides a warm and tactile alternative to traditional polypropylene, has been used by Emeco for several years to actively reduce the impact of their production processes.
As practical as it is durable, the 1 Inch Reclaimed Chair has been engineered to meet the demands of high use environments and is also suited for both indoor and outdoor use.
Emeco's story begins in 1944 when the steelworking company were hired to manufacture a chair from salvaged aluminium for the American Navy during WWII. The 'Navy Chair' as it became known was a huge success and production continued long after the conflict ended.
In the late nineties, Gregg Buchbinder took over the company and took a look at the order books. He noticed lots of European designers such as Philippe Starck and Ettore Sottsass were using the chair in their designs for hotels and restaurants. He saw the...