Michael Young

portrait designer Michael Young

“I feel passionate about working with natural materials that live forever; wood and metal are really the materials that connect to the human so there was no question that the richness of their aging processes is a perfect combination.”

Designer Michael Young contacted Gregg from his studio in Hong Kong to initiate the back-and-forth design that resulted in Emeco’s first component-based chair. "The sculptural form of this chair leg could only be made in wood. When I found that Emeco had partnered with a remarkable Amish wood factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the project gelled. It is an immense privilege to work with Emeco, I am sincerely proud in a way I have not felt previously." – Michael Young