Philippe Starck

portrait designer Philippe Starck holding a broom chair

"Working with Emeco has allowed me to use a recycled material and transform it into something that never needs to be discarded - a tireless and unbreakable chair to use and enjoy for a lifetime."

Philippe Starck was one of the first designers to take the Navy chair out of its original context and place it into modern design-focused settings. When Gregg Buchbinder has just taken over Emeco in 1999, he ran into Starck in a hallway at hte ICFF trade show in NYC. Gregg said, “Mr. Starck, thank you for using our chairs at the Paramount Hotel.” After thinking a moment, Starck asked, “The Navy Chair? Do you own the company? I thought it was owned by a bunch of old army guys! I’d like to design a chair for Emeco.” Thus began a close, lasting and prolific relationship between Emeco and Philippe Starck - a relationship that launched Emeco's transformation from a U.S. Navy supplier into one of the top design furniture brands.

Broom by Philippe Starck

Emeco Stool by Philippe Starck

Heritage by Philippe Starck

Hudson by Philippe Starck

Icon by Philippe Starck

Kong by Philippe Starck