Emeco Broom Chair by Phillip Starck. American manufacturer of handcrafted chairs Emeco has collaborated with French designer Philippe Starck to develop 'Broom chair'.
- The design introduces an entirely new material composite, combining reclaimed polypropylene and discarded wood fiber to create a compound that has a three-fold environmental impact. less energy, less waste and less carbon - preserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
- Revisiting a sketch that starck had made in 2001, for a mixed-material chair, the reclaimed matter can eventually be recycled and turned into a new wood-plastic composite.
- The design's name is derived from the ability of the product's material to literally be swept from the workshop floor and be transformed into a new form.
- Since the 1940s emeco has used salvaged items in their manufacturing. The 'Broom chair' is a piece of that evolution.
- By producing up-cycled chairs and stools made of reprocessed aluminum, post consumer PET or reclaimed EPP, the company continues to lead the way in delivering restrained pieces with a minimal impact on the environment.
Made of 75% of recycled polypropylene, 15% recycled wood powder, 10% glass fiber.
- Size Description
Width 48 cm (18.9″)
Deep 50 cm (19.7″)
Height 83 cm (32.7″)
Seating height 43 cm (16.9″)
Philippe Starck was born in Paris in 1949, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time. He has obtained many important acknowledgements such as the Grand Prix National de la Creation industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, he considers himself as "a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer".