Emeco with Nendo

“Gregg Buchbinder, Emeco’s CEO contacted us when he saw a photo of the Starbucks pop-up store in Tokyo which we designed in 2012. We placed several white 111 Navy Chairs in the space, and we were happy about the fact Gregg liked the way we used them. The Emeco Navy Chair is 'the chair', and has always been inspiring many architects and designers around the world including ourselves. It is amazing that the chair has such a strong character, yet blending into so many different spaces. After roughly two years, we are proud to present a stool, which is strongly linked with the Navy Chair. It is for us, definitely 'the stool'.”-- Oki Sato, Nendo

“It was rewarding to work with Nendo - a designer who has a philosophy of stripping things down, eliminating excess, and finding the beauty in simplicity. This strong tradition found in Japan fits both the past and the future of Emeco.” -- Gregg Buchbinder, President and CEO, Emeco