Kong Chair 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.
- Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
- Dimensions: 34.5" h x 15.5" w x 18" d
- Available in brushed or polished aluminum
- Seat pad available
- 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).