18"-30" Occasional Table by Emeco
designed by Philippe Starck
Inspired by Mies van der Rohe and cafe society. Ethereal. Indestructible. Coveted by museums . . . and design muses.
- Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
- Available in 18", 24" or 30" heights
- Available in brushed aluminum
- Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more
The prototype version of this collection was first used in 2001 for the Mies van der Rohe retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for a recreated cafe that Mies van der Rohe and Lily Reich originally designed, a beautiful space with waving curtains. The museum selected these pieces as pieces that might have been chosen by Mies van der Rohe today.
Recycled aluminum, both post consumer and post industrial
Overall: 14" w x 14" d
Height: 18", 24", or 30"
Emeco uses 80 percent recycled aluminum to make its chairs, and the aluminum content in Emeco tables are 100 percent recyclable. During the production process, aluminum emits no VOCs or aldehydes in any measurable concentration.
In addition to using environmentally friendly materials in the production process, Emeco uses 100 percent recyclable shipping and packing materials (they even use paper tape).
|Emeco's founder, Winton C. Dinges, was a master tool and die maker with an engineering background. He believed that a hands-on approach to production using outstanding materials would lead to outstanding design and outstanding furniture. It is a vision that has served Emeco well since 1944.|
Few organizations have as storied a history as the Electric Machine and Equipment Company. Emeco's first major achievement was the Navy Chair- a chair designed in collaboration with ALCOA for seaworthiness. Since then, it has expanded its offering but held closely to Dinges' vision. Emeco and its manufacturing facilities are based in Hanover, Pennsylvania.