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Hudson Swivel Chair


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Hudson Swivel Chair 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 features a swivel/tilt base with tension and pneumatic height adjustment.

  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
  • Dimensions: 32.5-35" h x 24" w x 24" 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: 32.5-35" h x 24" w x 24" d
Seat height: 17.5-20"

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.

Shipping Specifications:
container size: 25" x 25" x 36"
container weight: 30 lbs

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

Product Q&A

Q: Can the Hudson Swivel Chair be used outside?
A: The Hudson Swivel Chair 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 Swivel Chair?
A: The Hudson Swivel Chair is available in brushed aluminum and polished aluminum finishes. The choice is yours. This chair is also available with a black vinyl seat pad.

Q: Is the Hudson Swivel 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 Hudson Swivel Chair stackable?
A: The Hudson Swivel Chair is not stackable.

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The Emeco Hudson Swivel Chair comes with a 7-year warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.