Kong Barstool / Counterstool by Emeco designed by Philippe Starck
Emeco's Kong line of chairs features a perfect balance of contrasting forms. The rounded oval backrest tops a shaped seat and squared front legs offset by angled back legs. Poised, elegant. The perfect height for a beautiful bar area.
Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
Dimensions: 46.5" h x 15.5" w x 20" d
Available in brushed or polished aluminum
Also available in counter height
Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more
Designed for the Kong Chinese restaurant in Paris in 2003, Kong takes 24 separate pieces of aluminum, hand-formed and welded, to make each chair. With it taking eight man-hours to hand polish each chair, it is more like making a sculpture than a chair.
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 Kong Barstool be used outside? A: The Kong Barstool 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 Kong Barstool? A: The Kong Barstool is available in brushed aluminum and polished aluminum finishes. An optional seat pad is also available. The choice is yours.
Q: Is the Kong Barstool 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 Kong Barstool stackable? A: The Kong Barstool is not stackable.