1951™ STACKING CHAIR

Article No. 1951

In 2003, Gregg’s colleague, Harvey Goldson, bought an old Emeco chair on ebay, and left it in Gregg’s office without explanation. Gregg contacted Adrian van Hooydonk at BMW Designworks in Southern California, and Van Hooydonk designed the 2005 version of this classic chair, with a new, more ‘dynamic’ stance and an injection-molded plastic seat and back.

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Technical Specifications

Frame Finish HAND BRUSHED
Frame Material Recycled Aluminum
Width W: 18.5"
Depth D: 20.25"
Height H: 30.25"
Seat Height SH: 18"
Weight 8lb
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Emeco with Adrian Van Hooydonk / BMW Designworks

"Emeco planned a re-issue of an old chair from 1951, but we quickly agreed that Emeco should create a version of ‘1951’ that retained Emeco's DNA, yet looked forward, Gregg instinctively knows what is good for Emeco and we agreed that the modernization of the original chair would be 100 % Classic Emeco - simple, utilitarian and masculine. Lines and surfaces were discussed at length, as well as the "Stance" of the new ‘1951’, which is a lot more dynamic than the original. The design phase…

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2005 - Launch of 1951 Chair Designed by Adrian van Hooydonk

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In 2003, Gregg’s colleague, Harvey Goldson, bought an old Emeco chair on ebay, and left it in Gregg’s office without explanation. Gregg was impressed with the old chair – it had the date of 1951 on it, and its straightforward design incorporated an aluminum frame and upholstered seat and seat…

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Aluminum at Emeco

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Aluminum is the most abundant of metals in a mineral called Bauxite. It is non-magnetic, it resists corrosion, and it has good reflective abilities. It also holds the ability to easily be recycled, repurposed, and reused. Approximately 75% of aluminum produced since 1888 is still in use today.

Since 1944, Emeco has been manufacturing and designing chairs built from 80% recycled aluminum. Of this recycled content, half comes from post-industrial waste (manufacturing scrap) and half comes from post-consumer waste (soft drink cans). Other chairs made from virgin aluminum have an energy density that is 17 times higher than that of Emeco chairs. Emeco all-aluminum chairs are 100% recyclable. But…

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