Kong Barstool


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Kong Barstool / Counterstool by Emeco
designed by Philippe Starck

Emeco's Kong line of chairs features a perfect balance of contrasting forms. The rounded oval backrest tops a shaped seat and squared front legs offset by angled back legs. Poised, elegant. The perfect height for a beautiful bar area.

  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
  • Dimensions: 46.5" h x 15.5" w x 20" d
  • Available in brushed or polished aluminum
  • Also available in counter height
  • Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more

Designed for the Kong Chinese restaurant in Paris in 2003, Kong takes 24 separate pieces of aluminum, hand-formed and welded, to make each chair. With it taking eight man-hours to hand polish each chair, it is more like making a sculpture than a chair.

Materials & Measurements

Recycled aluminum, both post consumer and post industrial

Counterstool overall: 40.5" h x 15.5" w x 20" d
Counterstool seat height: 24"

Barstool overall: 46.5" h x 15.5" w x 20" d
Barstool seat height: 30"

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.

Shipping & Delivery

Options are good. Here are your 4 shipping options:

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: 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.

Inside Delivery: $100.00 per item

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: $150.00 per item

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.

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

Shipping Specifications:
container size: 22" x 19" x 49"
container weight: 18 lbs

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

Product Q&A

Q: Can the Kong Barstool be used outside?
A: The Kong Barstool 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 Kong Barstool?
A: The Kong Barstool is available in brushed aluminum and polished aluminum finishes. An optional seat pad is also available. The choice is yours.

Q: Is the Kong 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 Kong Barstool stackable?
A: The Kong Barstool is not stackable.

Product Q&A

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    If you add a seat pad option does it raise the seat height as well?
    Asked on 1/18/2012 by Anonymous

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    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


      Slightly but not enough to change the dimensions.

      Answered on 1/19/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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The Emeco Kong Chair comes with a lifetime warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.