1951 Barstool


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1951 Barstool by Emeco
designed by BMW GROUP DesignworksUSA

The 1951 Chair is the first Emeco product that combines new materials for the seat and back - your choice of technically molded ABS plastic or wood laminate - with classic aluminum construction. Mini drivers and modern chair lovers unite! A beautiful addition to your contemporary bar area.

  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
  • Dimensions: 41.25" h x 18.5" w x 23.25" d
  • Available in brushed/anodized aluminum, as well as 8 fabulously colored seat and back pads
  • Stacks six high
  • Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more

When faced with the charge to redesign a classic chair from 1951, BMW Designworks updated it in much the same way they updated the Mini. The 1951 line is now part of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.

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Materials & Measurements

Recycled aluminum brushed frame, both post consumer and post industrial. Seat and back is available in ABS plastic composite or a wood laminate.

Overall: 41.25" h x 18.5" w x 23.25" d
Seat height: 30"

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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

Standard Shipping: Free

Standard Ground Shipping
Standard ground shipping includes delivery by FedEx or UPS to your door or main lobby. Once shipped, items generally arrive within 2-5 business days. Simple, fast and easy service.

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

Shipping Specifications:
container size: 25" x 22" x 46"
container weight: 20 lbs

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

Product Q&A

Q: Can the 1951 Barstool be used outside?
A: The 1951 Barstool can be used outdoors with periodic cleaning. However, Emeco does not recommend any of the furniture with wood finishes be used outdoors.

Q: Can I customize the 1951 Barstool?
A: The 1951 Barstool is available in brushed aluminum, with seats and backs available in five colors, plus three wood finish options. The choice is yours.

Q: Is the 1951 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 1951 Barstool stackable?
A: The 1951 Barstool is stackable to six high.

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The Emeco 1951 Chair comes with a 7-year warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.