Hudson Barstool with Arms


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Hudson Barstool with Arms by Emeco
designed by Philippe Starck

The Hudson Chair is a spectacular update backed by an iconic bloodline. The chairs are beautiful -- simple, clean, and three-times the strength of steel. This model has been designed at perfect bar height with the seat sitting at 29.5" and features beautifully shaped arms that lend to the natural character of the piece.

  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
  • Dimensions: 43" h x 20.75" w x 21.25" d
  • Available in brushed or polished aluminum
  • Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more

Designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York in 1999, the Hudson line is a more neutral transmutation of the classic Navy Chair. According to Starck, these chairs are "an attempt to remain faithful to the Emeco spirit. The styling is meant to be very pure, very reductive. It's not meant to be loud." The Hudson is included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and was selected by the Chicago Athenaeum as one of the top 100 designs for 2000, winning the prestigious "Good Design Award".

Materials & Measurements

Recycled aluminum, both post consumer and post industrial. Optional seat pad has black vinyl upholstery.

Overall: 43" h x 20.75" w x 21.25" d
Seat height: 29.5"

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

Options are good. Here are your 4 shipping options:

Inside Delivery: Free

Inside Delivery Service
Inside delivery is a cost efficient way to have large or fragile items delivered to your room of choice. When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a four hour delivery appointment. Caveat: If you need debris removal or light assembly (30 min max), you may want to consider our White Glove service.

Premium Inside Delivery: Free

Premium Inside Delivery Service
Premium Inside Delivery is our most comprehensive delivery service option. This service includes a four-hour delivery appointment, placement inside your room of choice (two flights of stairs max), unpacking, set up (up to 30 minutes without tools), and debris removal. If you want a no hassle delivery experience, this is your best option.

Assembly time of over 30 minutes and room placement over two flights of stairs incurs additional shipping charges. Please call 888-467-6278 for more information and a customized quote.

Standard Curbside: Free

Standard Curbside Truck Shipping
Curbside shipping includes delivery of large or fragile items to your curb or front door Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This service does not include delivery inside your home or office, so be prepared. If you want to save money on shipping and are ok with a little moving and unpacking, this is your best option.

Standard Shipping: $112.50 per item

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: 22" x 22" x 45"
container weight: 19 lbs

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

Product Q&A

Q: Can the Hudson Barstool with Arms be used outside?
A: The Hudson Barstool with Arms 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 Hudson Barstool with Arms?
A: The Hudson Barstool with Arms is available in brushed aluminum and polished aluminum finishes. The choice is yours.

Q: Is the Hudson Barstool with Arms 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 Hudson Barstool with Arms stackable?
A: The Hudson Barstool with Arms is not stackable.

Product Q&A


The Emeco Hudson Chair comes with a lifetime warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.