Design by Philippe Starck, 2012.
Made in the U.S.A. by Emeco.
"Imagine there is a humble guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop and with this dust of nothing, with this he makes new magic. That's why we call it Broom." — Philippe Starck
The Broom Chair is an imaginative collaboration between Emeco and designer Philippe Starck that has inspired a new, design-savvy and eco-friendly method of production. In an effort to work towards eliminating waste while maintaining beautiful form, this comfortably contoured chair with clean lines and smooth surfaces boasts an attractive silhouette with a surprising material makeup. Broom introduces an entirely new material composite of reclaimed polypropylene and discarded wood fiber. Delivering a three-fold environmental impact — less energy, less waste and less carbon — this intelligent design imparts a twist on the minimalist "less is more" mantra. Designer Philippe Starck explained, "with the Broom Chair, we can say "less and more.""
The durable and versatile Broom Chair is offered in a range of colors and conveniently stackable to 6 units high. All colors with the exception of Orange are suited for indoor and outdoor use. Orange is suitable for indoor use only.
Stackable to 6 units high. Orange is suited for indoor use only. All other colors are suited for indoor and outdoor use. 2 Year Warranty.
Material(s): 75% reclaimed polypropylene, 15% reclaimed wood fiber, 10% glass fiber
BRM-DARKGREY BRM-NATURAL BRM-GREEN BRM-ORANGE BRM-YELLOW BRM-WHITE
Designer: Philippe Starck
Born in Paris in 1949, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time. He has obtained many important acknowledgements such as the Grand Prix National de la Création industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, he considers himself as "a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer".
Philippe Starck on his Broom Chair design:
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