Famous for their use of recycled aluminum, Emeco branched out to other materials with the Michael Young designed Lancaster Barstool. Named after the Amish woodworkers of Lancaster PA, whose designs influenced the chairs construction, the Lancaster Barstool uses an ash frame and aluminum seat and back to provide you a chair that has a bit more warmth than other Emeco Stools. While this may be Emeco's first foray into component chairs, the Lancaster Series is a resounding success and we can only hope they already have plans for their next component line.
The Lancaster Barstool features:
22"W x 18.5"D x 43"H
reclaimed ash frame
recycled aluminum seat and back
design influenced by Amish woodwokers of Lancaster County
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.
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).