From the world renowned architect and designer, the Superlight™ Chair features sleek styling which can be applied to a variety of interior settings. And, of course, it features the structural integrity you can expect from an Emeco chair.
Tested to carry 750 pounds, Superlight weighs only 6.5 pounds. The brushed, anodized shell and frame are connected by a hinge, allowing them to flex independently and move with the sitter. Superlight won the 2004 "Good Design" Award and was one of Architectural Record Magazine's top products of 2004. Superlight can be used indoors or out.
Emeco furniture is hand welded and hand brushed for a warm, uniform finish. Weld lines are natural and always visible, and can range from very light to slightly darker than the adjoining aluminum surface. All Emeco furniture will exhibit slight variations of handcraft.
Material(s): 80% Recycled aluminum
Not so sure about these
By: Dalamane K., Homeowner (Vancouver, bc)
We have 7 of these chairs because we love them. They are comfortable and beautiful. The fact that they flex makes them even more so. HOWEVER... 5 of our chairs are the original, limited edition ones (only 5 hundred were made) and one of them recently broke - and I mean really broke. One of the front legs basically disintegrated at the bend. I wrote to Emeco, expecting a friendly response. What I got was: it is unusual for one of these to break but, as you are not the original owner, please go away. No interest in why there might have been a manufacturing defect, or in me as future customer. So, not knowing just how unusual it is for these to break, I have gone from the highest recommendation for these to advising extreme caution. The production ones seem more strudy than the limited edition ones, and if you are the orginial owner perhaps Emeco will treat you differently. But caution is indicated.
Designer: Frank Gehry
Frank O. Gehry is the principal of the Los Angeles, California, architecture firm of Frank O. Gehry & Associates. Frank Gehry's designs, which explore the possibilities inherent both in the methods of constructing and assembling architecture and in the formal composition of architectural forms, have been built or proposed all across the United States. Frank Gehry is the recipient of the Arnold W. Bnumer Award of the American Institute of Arts and Sciences (1983) and of numerous local and national design awards.View other products by Frank Gehry
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