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Emeco Kong Chair

emeco kong chair

emeco kong chair

Design Philippe Starck, 2002
Thermal treated recycled aluminum
Made in USA by Emeco

A new addition to the Emeco family, the Kong Collection was designed for a Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris and inspired by the furniture of Versailles. The Kong series is made utilizing the famous Emeco 77-step process and requires the hand welding of 24 separate pieces of aluminum, and an additional 8 hours of hand polishing. Three times stronger than steel and amazingly light weight, these chairs have a life expectancy of at least 150 years.

Brushed finish is suitable for outdoor use. Polished finish is only recommended for protected outdoor environments.

15.5" w | 18" d | 34.5" h | seat: 17.5" h | 15 lbs.


$1,625.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 4 weeks for delivery of standard chairs and 8-10 weeks for polished finish)

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Philippe Starck

Paris-born Philippe Patrick Starck (b. 1949) has a wide range of design, but is very well known for his consumer goods and interiors. He was educated in Paris at the École Camondo and founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects, in 1968. The next year, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin. He has worked both independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. After designing the private apartment interiors for French President François Mitterrand in 1982, his career began to climb significantly. In 1986 he joined Domus Academy Department of Design as an associate lecturer. Two of Starck's famous designs include stylized toothbrushes (1989) and a sleek juicer dubbed the Juicy Salif created for Alessi in 1990. The Juicy Salif has become an affordable and popular cult item.

emeco

Founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges, the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) holds on tightly to their foundation of craftsmanship, utilitarian design, and history. Their origins lie in a collaboration with the aluminum giant Alcoa to develop an indestructible and useful chair for military use in Navy submarines and warships. Today Emeco is led by CEO Gregg Buchbinder who sums up their vision as “design plus craftsmanship.” Looking toward the future, Buchbinder has brought in Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry. With Starck, they developed the Hudson Chair. With Gehry, they created the acclaimed Superlight chair. In 2008, Emeco launched the Nine-O Collection by Ettore Sottsass and in the folowing year the Morgans chair by Andrée Putman, designed for the restored Morgans Hotel.

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