Emeco and Jasper Morrison
“When I saw the 2006 “Super Normal” Exhibition at Axis Gallery in Tokyo that Jasper curated, I understood his design philosophy and began to see that Jasper’s design sensibility fit the Emeco values of timeless simplicity. At our first meeting in Paris at Jasper’s office, he started with sketches inspired by the classic bistro chairs. As we worked together to create the Alfi Collection, Jasper’s rigorous attention to every detail including materials, engineering, strength, comfort, finish, and color was astounding.” -- Gregg Buchbinder, President and CEO, Emeco.
“Alfi is a highly comfortable, well made chair for cafés, bistros, restaurants, kitchens, schools, libraries, waiting rooms and wherever else an impression of relaxed uniformity combined with visual and physical comfort is needed. It was inspired by the woven cane brasserie chairs you see out everywhere on Parisian sidewalks which have rounded backs and flat seats. The Emeco wood filled reclaimed polypropylene seat combines beautifully with the ash wooden leg structures, providing a rich play of materials and finishes. It's one of the most comfortable chairs I have designed.” -- Jasper Morrison.
“Jasper Morrison is a very humble person who is a delight to work with. We like to say that it was a true game of ‘design ping-pong.’ The result of our collaboration is a well-formed collection.” -- Magnus Breitling, Vice President of Product, Emeco.
Alfi is part of the permanent collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.