Design by Foster and Partners, 2006.
Made in Hanover, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. by Emeco.
The 20-06™ Square Café Table is a slightly anonymous design by one of the world's greatest architects. A fusion of modernist form with established craft, resulting in simple tables that coordinate with all Emeco seating. Recycled brushed aluminum base with adjustable glides. Available in widths of 24", 30" and 36". Table top available in three laminate choices or brushed aluminum.
Also available as a round café table.
20-06™ is part of the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Gallery, NYC. Suitable for indoor/outdoor use.
Handmade from 80% recycled aluminum. Designed to last for 150 years. 20-06™ Square Café Tables are tempered for ultimate strength in a proprietary 77-step process. Emeco is the only company in the world to do this.
Designer: Foster and Partners
"I appreciate the anonymous character of the new chair - it meshes seamlessly with our vision for interior space. The new '20-06' is the result of a genuine collaboration between the Foster Studio and the Emeco Team and will contribute to Emeco's remarkable history. We attempted to fuse modernist form with established craft. The Foster + Partners Studio combined advanced technology, inventive geometry, attention to detail, and sensitivity to ecological considerations with Emeco's unique manufacturing process to make a wholly new design. A Foster building and an Emeco chair are both modern in character, yet demonstrate a great respect for the past."
- Norman Foster (from Emeco.net)View other products by Foster and Partners
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