Design by BMW Group Designworks USA.
Made in Hanover, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. by Emeco.
The 1951™ Counter Stool was inspired by an original Emeco chair made for Navy hospitals in 1951. This modern version retains the classic Emeco DNA combined with dynamic new materials for the seat and back. Brushed, anodized aluminum frame with durable ABS or wood laminate seat and back. Stacks 6 high. Available in seven ABS colors and three wood laminates. White and Gray ABS are suitable for outdoor use. Also available as a barstool.
Handmade from 80% recycled aluminum. Designed to last for 150 years. The 1951™ Counter Stool is tempered for ultimate strength in a proprietary 77-step process. Emeco is the only company in the world to do this.
1951™ is part of the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Gallery, NYC.
Covered by Emeco's 7-year limited warranty.
Material(s): 80% Recycled aluminum, ABS plastic, wood laminate
So stylish and suprisingly comfortable!
By: Jill D., Homeowner (Boston, MA)
We ordered the yellow counter stools for our kitchen. They look great with our stainless steel chef's table and are comfortable enough to sit on for hours with the sculpted seats. Very lightweight to move around. Fun, retro, yet elegant!
Designer: BMW Group Designworks USA
BMW Group DesignworksUSA brings a unique approach to design. Born out of the cutting-edge vitality of Southern California's design and car culture, and continually enriching itself with the highest levels of global design expertise, DesignworksUSA has enjoyed thirty-plus years as a leading, award winning strategic design consultancy.
"Emeco planned a re-issue of an old chair from 1951, but we quickly agreed that Emeco should create a version of '1951' that retained Emeco's DNA, yet looked forward, Gregg (Buchbinder) instinctively knows what is good for Emeco and we agreed that the modernization of the original chair would be 100 % Classic Emeco - simple, utilitarian and masculine. Lines and surfaces were discussed at length, as well as the "stance" of the new '1951', which is a lot more dynamic than the original. The design phase that followed was one of the most collaborative and rewarding experiences of my life. I had dealt with similar issues designing modern cars for the Mini and BMW brands, and I have incorporated these ideas. '1951' is the first Emeco product that combines new materials for the seat and back - technically molded ABS plastic, with classic aluminum construction. This will allow customers to add color and simplifies manufacturing - reducing cost. As in good car-design, these added functional elements create a clean, simple and dynamic look that will appeal to customers on an emotional level while projecting strength."
- Adrian Van Hooydonk (from Emeco.net)View other products by BMW Group Designworks USA
Emeco has an interesting history beginning in 1944 with the 1006 Navy chair, the granddaddy of Emeco that was designed to withstand the harsh environment on a Navy ship, including water, salt air, and sailors. (Legend has it, the seat of the Emeco 1006 Navy Chair was modeled after the seat of actress Betty Grable.) Since then Emeco has had some new editions, designed by some good friends: Philippe Starck, Frank Gehry, and Ettore Sottsass to name a few.
The creative process behind the development of Emeco products is one that is loose and organic, intuitive, and explorative. The philosophy is rooted in the fact that the search for good design is as much part of the development process as is the forming, welding, and hand finishing of its products. Emeco's designers and manufacturers are equally valued and respected, and their combined dedication, intuition, and skill have uniformly contributed to the company's continuing growth. All Emeco chairs are LEED™ compliant, made of 80% recycled aluminum or 65% rPET. The aluminum chairs have an estimated lifespan of 150 years and a lifetime guarantee.
Emeco is a leader when it comes to chair fabrication. Committed to sustainability and protecting the environment, Emeco uses post consumer and post industrial waste to create chairs with ultimate strength, intended to last for decades. Chairs admired today and indefinitely. Chairs that span generations and cultures.View other products from Emeco