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Superlight Chair


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Superlight by Emeco
designed by Frank Gehry

Tested to carry 750 pounds, Superlight weighs only 6.5 pounds. The brushed/anodized shell and frame are connected by a hinge, allowing them to flex independently and move with the sitter.

  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
  • Dimensions: 31.8" h x 16.5" w x 20.47" d
  • Available in brushed/anodized aluminum
  • Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more

The Superlight Chair was designed to capitalize on aluminum's flexibility. Given hinges at the top and bottom of the shell, it has a slight rocking motion. The chair now sits in MoMA's permanent design collection.

Materials & Measurements

Recycled aluminum, both post consumer and post industrial

Overall: 31.8" h x 16.5" w x 20.47" d
Seat height: 18"

Environmental Information

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).

About The Manufacturer

Emeco Furniture LogoEmeco'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.

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Shipping & Delivery

Emeco products come with free shipping for destinations within the contiguous United States.

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.
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Product Q&A

Q: Can the Superlight Chair be used outside?
A: The Superlight Chair in the can be used outdoors with periodic cleaning.

Q: Can I customize the Superlight Chair?
A: The Superlight Chair is only available in brushed aluminum.

Q: Is the Superlight Chair 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 Superlight Chair stackable?
A: The Superlight Chair is not stackable.
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The Emeco Superlight Chair comes with a 7-year warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.
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