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alumiNation 2009


We make chairs. We make aluminum chairs. That’s what we do. Made by hand from 80% recycled Aluminum. It’s better for the environment that way. But it’s not easy.

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It takes 50 hands 4 hours to make just one chair. And if you want it polished, that’s another 8 hours.

In fact it takes 77 steps to get there. Welding, grinding, tempering, polishing. And that’s just a few of them.

Made by hand. It’s what makes every chair unique. Look underneath a few. Some welds may be more buzzed than burred. Others more burred than buzzed. It’s not a mistake. It’s human.

After all why should the machines have all the fun? There’s no mould injected, mass production here. Sure we use a few machines, but for us they’re just tools, operated by us, by hand.

Designed to last 150 years. So if it breaks on your 121st birthday, please send it back. We’ll happily replace it. Now that’s what we call sustainability.

PG. 8

Navy Collection

PG. 36

Kong Collection

PG. 56

Emeco Stool & Table

PG. 73

Morgans Chair

PG. 22

Hudson Collection

PG. 50

Heritage Collection

PG. 64

1951 Chairs & Stools

PG. 78

20-06 Collection

PG. 30

Icon Chairs & Stools

PG. 54

Café Table

PG. 70

Superlight Chair

PG. 86

Nine-0 Collection


Here’s how we do it: Materials & Process

Heat Treating

The 1006 Navy ® aluminum chair, developed in collaboration with ALCOA in 1944, was designed for US Submarines. The Navy utilized Emeco chairs because they are impervious to corrosion, non-magnetic, lightweight, fireproof and incredibly strong. These are also the basic attributes of aluminum. Emeco uses the best quality material to assure you of the best possible chair.

A proprietary heat treatment begins with aluminum tensile strength at bendable 18,000 pounds per square inch (p.s.i.) and ends at ridged 45,000 pounds p.s.i. There are three steps to strengthen the chair: a 960 Cº salt bath takes the aluminum from 0 temper to T4, the chair is squared up to eliminate wobble, and then baked overnight in a special oven to take the aluminum from T4 to T6, or 3 times stronger than steel.

77 Steps Hard Finishing

Skilled Emeco craftsmen employ over 77 individual steps to create the 1006 Navy ® chair. Many of these craftsmen have taken over twenty years to perfect their skills. Our facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania is one of the few remaining manufacturing plants in the area. Emeco looks forward by implementing the latest manufacturing techniques and apprenticeship programs.

Every inch of each chair is hand brushed in the direction of the aluminum grain. This procedure alone takes years to master. No other aluminum product is hand finished to the skill level of an Emeco chair. Anodizing Through this electrolytic process, the surface of an aluminum chair transforms from aluminum to aluminum oxide – a super durable finish. Aluminum oxide is next to the hardness of a diamond.  In fact, most sandpaper today is aluminum oxide.

Forming Emeco starts with soft “0” temper aluminum to achieve smooth curves and fluid form. Welding

Powder Coating

The Emeco chair requires meters of weld, from the distinctive tapered legs through the custom molded seat to the iconic back. Emeco uses no hardware in creating this monolithic entity.

Emeco uses high-quality European power coat in this electro-static process. Electric current is passed through the chair, which attracts the sprayed powder, and then the chair is baked at 350 Cº for a uniform coating.

Grinding & Polishing Emeco craftsmen grind flush for a one-piece appearance. Emeco specially trains its polishers to produce a hand-polished finish that is as close to perfection as possible. It takes eight man-hours to polish one Emeco chair – individual parts are polished, assemblies are polished again, and the completed chair is polished a third time. Handpolished chairs are finished with aluminum polish, and then a final wipe-down of cornstarch to create the super high shine. Hand-polished chairs develop a “patina” with age and use, similar to any fine metal.

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Stop recycling. Environmental Issues:

Credit #2.1:

Emeco uses 80% recycled aluminum content to make our chairs. Of the recycled aluminum, half is post consumer (soft drink cans) and half is post industrial (manufacturing scrap). Chairs made out of virgin aluminum have an energy density that is 17 times higher than that of Emeco chairs. Emeco all-aluminum chairs are 100% recyclable. The Emeco factory in Hanover, PA conforms to all applicable U.S., State and Local environmental regulations.

Construction Waste Management Emeco uses 100% recyclable shipping and packing materials. We even use paper tape.

It is important to note the recycled content, and recyclability of Emeco chairs. But in addition, and perhaps even of greater significance, is the aspect of lifetime costing. Emeco all-aluminum chairs have an estimated lifespan of 150 years or more, making them a sound investment in every way. LEED™ Certification: No product can be LEED™ Certified; certification is only granted to the entire building or interior. A project is LEED™ Certified by qualifying for credits that accrue when environmentally sound choices are made in the design and building process. Product choices can help the project qualify for LEED™ Certification by being environmentally sound. Some jurisdictions require new construction to have a minimum number of LEED™ Credits.

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Credit #4.2 Recycled Content Emeco aluminum furniture is made of between 80% recycled aluminum; 40% post consumer recycled material and 40% post industrial recycled material. Credit #5.1 Regionally Manufactured Materials Projects shipped within 500 miles of our Hanover, PA facility – cities on the East Coast from Boston through Washington, DC. In addition, the recycled aluminum used in Emeco products is processed in Baltimore, MD, adding another credit contribution. Aluminum does not emit VOCs or aldehydes in any measurable concentration, therefore out gassing requirements are not applicable. LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a division of the US Green Building Council, a government sponsored organization whose goal is to promote environmentalism in the building industry. For more information please visit www.usgbc.org.


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Frank Gehry

“I wanted three things in this chair: comfort, light weight and strength. Aluminium was the obvious choice and Emeco was the only company that could make it”

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Adrian Van Hooydonk

Andrée Putman

“What I wanted to do with the Emeco chair was what my friend Coco Chanel did with the ‘little black dress’ – create a simple, smart, sexy chair that never goes out of style.”

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Ettore Sottsass

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“We agreed that the modernization of the 1951 chair “A chair must be really important as an object, would be 100% Classic Emeco – simple utilitarian because my mother always told me to offer a chair to a lady” and masculine. The design phase that followed was one of the most collaborative and rewarding of my life” 4 Norman Foster 1

Philippe Starck

“If you use the good materials you keep the chair a long time and if you keep your chair 20 years then you almost don’t need to be recycling”

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“The 20-06 is the result of a genuine collaboration between the Foster Studio and the Emeco Team and will contribute to Emeco’s remarkable history”


Navy

The Navy速 Chair is protected by trade dress under U.S. Trademark Registration 2,511,360

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2 1 Navy® Chairs & Stools: Residence, Spain Design: Projects Singulars Studio Photo: Carme Masià 2 Navy® Chairs & Stools: BBH Advertising Design: Gensler Photo: Andrew Bordwin

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3 Navy® Stools: The Marmara Sisli Hotel, Istanbul Design: Autoban Photo: Kerem Sanliman

4 Navy® Stools: The Marmara Sisli Hotel, Istanbul Design: Autoban Photo: Kerem Sanliman

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5 1006 Navy速 Chairs & Stools:

IV Restaurant, Tiber River, Rome Design: Elena Piulats Photo: Marco Ravasini

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6 1006 Navy速 Chairs:

IV Restaurant, Tiber River, Rome Design: Elena Piulats Photo: Marco Ravasini 7 Emeco has always had

unique testing procedures. 7

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Navy速 Chair w/ seat pad 1006

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Navy速 Chair 1006

Navy速 Barstool 1006-30


Navy速 Chair 1006

Navy速 Semi-Upholstered Chair 1022

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Navy速 Upholstered Armchair 1001


Navy速 Armchair w/ Natural Wood Seat 1104-A

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Navy速 Barstool w/ Natural Wood Seat 1104-30

The 1104 Navy速 features a seat created with CNC technology and made of certified renewable, local timber finished with natural matte lacquer.

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Hudson Icon

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Hudson: U.S. Design Patent No. D458,767 Icon: U.S. Design Patent No. D559001

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1 Hudson Rocking Chair:

Ramses Restaurant, Madrid Design: Philippe Starck Photo: Luis Hevia 2 Hudson Chairs:

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Residence, NY Design: Meyer Davis Studio Photo: Michael Amaud

Project: Gensler Office, San Francisco Design: Gensler Photo: Laignel/ Takata

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Velvet Bar, Warsaw Design: Robert Majkut Photo: OLO Studio

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5, 6 Hudson Chairs:

7 Hudson Chairs:

Eurostar First Class Lounge, Brussels, London, Paris Design: Philippe Starck Photo: Matthew Weinreb

Morton Square Residence, New York Design: S. Russell Groves Photo: Eric Piasecki

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Hudson Chair HUD

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Hudson Barstool HUDBAR-30

Hudson Rocking Chair w/ Arms HUDROC-A

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Hudson Counter Stool w/ seat pad HUDCTR-24


8 Icon Stools:

Hudson Chair HUD

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Icon Barstool ICONBAR-30

Ideon Showroom, Chicago Design: SkB Architects

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Icon Chair ICON

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Icon Barstool ICONBAR-30

Both Icon chairs and stools stack 4 high. A heavy-duty trolley is available.

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Kong

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U.S. Design Patent No. S D494,375 & D496,173

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1,2 Kong Chairs & Stools: Restaurant Bon, Moscow Design: Philippe Starck Photo: Luis Hevia 3,4 Kong Barstools:

5 Kong Barstools:

Baccarat World Headquarters, Paris Design: Philippe Starck

Baccarat World Headquarters, Paris Design: Philippe Starck

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6 Kong Chairs & Stools:

Ramses Restaurant, Madrid Design: Philippe Starck Photo: Luis Hevia

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7, 8, 9 Kong Stools: Kruisherenhotel, Maastricht Design: Henk Vos and Ingo Maurer Photo: Etienne van Sloun

10 Kong Stools: Kruisherenhotel, Maastricht Design: Henk Vos and Ingo Maurer Photo: Etienne van Sloun

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Kong Chair w/ seat pad KONG

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Kong Armchair KONG-A

It takes 8 man-hours to polished one Kong Stool. It’s actually polished three times – first in separate parts, then sub-assemblies, and finally the entire stool Product at once. Namehere 0000

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This is a Kong Barstool after it’s been welded, but before it’s been ground down and polished.

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Kong Counter Stool w/ Arm KONGCTR-24A

Kong’s hand formed back is cantilevered off the seat by a solid aluminum connection, then welded and ground smooth.

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Heritage CafĂŠ Table Emeco Stool & Table Philippe Starck 50

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1 Heritage Stacking Chairs:

Norwich University, Virginia Design: Perry Dean Rogers & Partners

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founded Emeco in 1944. He was into art.

Heritage Stacking Chair HER

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Heritage Stacking Barstool HERBAR-30


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Heritage Rocking Chair HERROC

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Square Brushed Café Table CAFESQ-23

Café Tables: ONO at the Gansevoort, New York Design: Jeffrey Beers International

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Salt Tasting Room, Vancouver Design: Evoke International

Todd St. Productions, New York Design: TWB Photo: Eliot Kaufman

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4, 5, 6 Emeco Stools:


Emeco Table TABL-30

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Emeco Stool STOL-18

The Emeco Stool is simple, super durable, inexpensive, and comes in three heights.

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From the Emeco archives: The 1951 company Christmas party

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1951 Superlight Morgans BMW DesignworksUSA

Frank Gehry

AndrĂŠe Putman

1951: European Patent No. 000403795-0001, U.S. Design Patent No. D518,6565 Superlight: European Patent No. 200407-001, U.S. Design Patent No. 513,7105 & No. D525,041

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1 1951 Chairs & Stools:

Foxwoods Casino Dining Court, Connecticut Design: Schefer Design, LLC

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2 Custom Oak Laminate 1951

Chairs: Fordham University, New York 4 1951 Chairs & Stools: 3 This is the long lost Emeco

chair from 1951 that inspired the new version.

Foxwoods Casino Dining Court, Connecticut Design: Schefer Design, LLC

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5 1951 Chairs:

eCreamery, Omaha Design: The Architectural Offices Photo: Tom Kessler

1951 Chair 1951

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1951 Barstool 1951BAR-30


6 Superlight Chairs:

NBBJ Office, Seattle Design: NBBJ Photo: Timothy Soar

Superlight Chair SUPER-X

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Superlight is in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, IIT, MoMA SF, and the Pinakotherk der Moderne and now MoMA NY.

Morgans merges the classic Mallet Stevens chair (1928) with the iconic Navy速 chair (1944) to create something wholly original.

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Morgans Hotel, New York Design: AndrÊe Putman 8 Putman’s notes on the first Morgans Chair prototype.

Morgans Chair MNY1

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20-06 Nine-0 Norman Foster

Ettore Sottsass

20-06: European Patent No. 477666 U.S. Patent No. D541,068 S Nine-0 Stacking Chair: U.S. Design Patent No. D571,129 Nine-0 Swivel Chair: U.S. Design Patent No. D577,518

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2 20-06 Stools:

Suffolk University, CafĂŠ on Common, Boston Design: Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. Photo: Richard Mandelkorn 1 20-06 Chairs

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Hudson Stools: The Opposite House Hotel, Beijing Design: Kengo Kuma

US Green Building Stand, NeoCon East Design: Shaw Jelveh Photo: Alan Gilbert

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20-06 Armchair w/ seat pad 2006-A

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20-06 Stacking Chair 2006

The back and seat of the allaluminum 20-06 are hand welded onto the frame requiring 5 hours to produce.

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20-06 Barstool 2006-30

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20-06 Chairs stack 12 high. A heavy duty trolley is available

20-06 Square CafĂŠ Table 2006CTSQ-24L

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20-06 Square Bar-Height Table 2006CTRD-24L


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Nine-0 Swivel Chair: Salone Internazionale del Mobile 5 20-06 Table

Nine-0 Chairs & Stools: Newton Youth Academy, Connecticut Design: Claris

Nine-0 Stacking Chair NIN0

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Nine-0 Stacking Barstool NIN0-30


Nine-0 Swivel Armchair NIN0-SWV-3

The polyurethane seats and backs on Nine-0 have an integral steel frame and are guaranteed for use indoors and out. Chairs and stools stack 6 high.

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alumiNation:

You’ll find Emeco chairs in the finest bars, restaurants and hotels around the world. But also in business’s cafeterias, lunch rooms and break areas. Private universities, public schools and libraries also choose our chairs. The most exclusive shops use our stools at their makeup counters and our chairs in their changing rooms. Theme parks, stadiums, exhibitions all use Emeco chairs. And we still sell chairs for jails, hospitals and Navy ships. Visit our website for distributors and representatives in: Australia Benelux Brazil Canada Chile China Czech Republic

Denmark Eastern Europe France Hong Kong Israel Italy Japan

Mexico Middle East New Zealand Panama Poland Portugal Russia

Scandinavia Spain Taiwan Turkey UK United States Venezuela

Emeco Life-Time Warranty:

Emeco 7-Year Warranty:

Terms:

Contact:

Navy®, Hudson, Icon, Heritage, Kong, 20-06™ Chairs & Stools, and Emeco Stools & Occasional Tables

Superlight™ Chairs, 1951™ and Nine-0 Chairs & Stools, Nine-0, all swivel seating, 20-06™ Tables, Café Tables & Work Table Legs

Emeco 805 West Elm Avenue Hanover, PA 17331 USA

Emeco chairs, stools and tables are built in accordance with the highest standards of design and manufacture. Emeco warrants, to the original purchaser, all chairs and stools to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for life.

Emeco chairs, stools and tables are built in accordance with the highest standards of design and manufacture. Emeco warrants, to the original purchaser, all chairs and tables to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for 7 years from date of receipt.

Emeco will replace or repair defective furniture covered by this warranty. Customers must call +1 717 637 5951 to report a claim, and items must be shipped, prepaid to:

Fabric that is not manufactured by Emeco is not covered by this warranty but governed solely by the guarantees or warranties, if any, of the upholstery manufacturer. This warranty also does not include factory upholstery, scratches and chips to a powder coated color finish, scratches and blemishes to a polished finish, or floor glide wear.

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Fabric that is not manufactured by Emeco is not covered by this warranty but governed solely by the guarantees or warranties, if any, of the upholstery manufacturer. This warranty also does not include factory upholstery, scratches and chips to a powder coated color finish, scratches or discoloration and deterioration to Polyurethane or ABS plastic (due to harsh cleaners) or plastic laminate components, scratches and blemishes to polyurethane components, scratches and blemishes to a polished finish, table top wear, or floor glide wear.

Emeco, 805 Elm Ave., Hanover PA USA 17331. In no event shall liability under this warranty exceed the original purchase price of defective furniture. This warranty does not apply to furniture damaged by accident, abuse, neglect, or misuse, nor does it apply if repairs are attempted by purchaser or by anyone other than an authorized Emeco agent or the Emeco factory.

Phone: +1 717 637 5951 Fax: +1 717 633 6018 info@emeco.net ©Emeco 2009 Credits: Product Photography: Mikio Sekita except pages 82 (r) and 84 (r): DRF Chicago Graphic Design & Factory Photography: Fogelson-Lubliner


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