Hudson Barstool with Arms by Emeco designed by Philippe Starck
The Hudson Chair is a spectacular update backed by an iconic bloodline. The chairs are beautiful -- simple, clean, and three-times the strength of steel. This model has been designed at perfect bar height with the seat sitting at 29.5" and features beautifully shaped arms that lend to the natural character of the piece.
Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
Dimensions: 43" h x 20.75" w x 21.25" d
Available in brushed or polished aluminum
Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more
Designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York in 1999, the Hudson line is a more neutral transmutation of the classic Navy Chair. According to Starck, these chairs are "an attempt to remain faithful to the Emeco spirit. The styling is meant to be very pure, very reductive. It's not meant to be loud." The Hudson is included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and was selected by the Chicago Athenaeum as one of the top 100 designs for 2000, winning the prestigious "Good Design Award".
Emeco uses 80 percent recycled aluminum to make its chairs, and the aluminum content in Emeco chairs 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.
Q: Can the Hudson Barstool with Arms be used outside? A: The Hudson Barstool with Arms in the brushed aluminum finish can be used outdoors with periodic cleaning. Emeco does not recommend the polished finish or powder coat finishes to be placed outdoors.
Q: Can I customize the Hudson Barstool with Arms? A: The Hudson Barstool with Arms is available in brushed aluminum and polished aluminum finishes. The choice is yours.
Q: Is the Hudson Barstool with Arms recyclable? Absolutely! Emeco uses 80 percent recycled aluminum to make its chairs, and the aluminum content in Emeco chairs is 100 percent recyclable.
Q: Is the Hudson Barstool with Arms stackable? A: The Hudson Barstool with Arms is not stackable.