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Emeco 1951 Stool

emeco 1951 stool

emeco 1951 stool

Design Adrian Van Hooydonk & BMW Group Designworks USA, 2005
Anodized aluminum, ABS or wood laminate
Made in USA by Emeco

The 1951 stool is an update of an original Emeco chair made for Navy hospitals from 1951. The chairs and stools are offered with either durable ABS seat & back in five colors or wood laminate seat & back and a brushed/anodized frame that stacks six high. White and gray ABS chairs and stools can be used indoors or out.

As President of Designworks USA, Adrian Van Hooydonk is in charge of day-to-day operations and direction of the studio. Designworks USA is a strategic design consultancy and member of the BMW Group, based in Newbury Park, California. Designworks was founded in 1972 by internationally acclaimed designer Charles Pelly and acquired by the German automaker BMW in 1995.

counter height: 18.5" w | 22.25" d | 35.25" h | seat: 24" h | 10 lbs.
bar: 18.5" w | 22.25" d | 41.25" h | seat: 30" h | 11 lbs.


$580.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S
(please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery)

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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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