Design by Andrée Putman, 2008.
Made in Hanover, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. by Emeco.
Created for New York City landmark Morgans Hotel. Simple, smart and sexy - the "little black dress" of chairs that never goes out of style.
Handmade from 80% recycled aluminum. Designed to last for 150 years. Morgans Chair is tempered for ultimate strength in a proprietary 77-step process. Emeco is the only company in the world to do this.
Available in your choice of brushed or hand-polished aluminum or two powder coat finishes.
Covered by Emeco's lifetime limited warranty. Powdercoat finish is not guaranteed against scratching or chipping.
Material(s): 80% Recycled aluminum
Designer: Andree Putman
French designer and interior architect Andrée Putman (1925 - ) made her name reproducing 20th-century furnishings of designers like Eileen Gray, Mallet-Stevens, Pierre Chareau and Jean-Michel Frank through her Parisian firm Ecart International. However, Ms. Putman became a design icon in her own right with projects including shop interiors for Yves St Laurent, Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaia and Karl Lagerfeld, as well as Air France's Concorde fleet.
In 1984, when Ian Schrager created Morgans Hotel, he called upon Putman to design the New York City landmark and the genre of the 'boutique hotel' was born. In 1997 she founded Agence Andrée Putman producing design products, furniture and home accessories. In April 2009, at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Putman debuted a minimalist all-aluminium chair for Emeco, inspired by her legendary Morgans Hotel. Putman had originally furnished the Morgans Hotel with the Mallet-Stevens chair, and her new design for Emeco was conceived as a 'soul mate' for that chair.
Emeco's Gregg Buchbinder described Putman as the most stylish woman he had ever known. "Andrée arrived in six-inch stilettos," said Buchbinder. "She told me she wanted to do with the Emeco chair what her friend Coco Chanel did with the 'little black dress' - create a simple, smart, sexy chair that never goes out of style."View other products by Andree Putman
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