Green Emeco Broom Chairs installed at the New Baltimore Design School. The architecture and design by Ziger Snead shows excellent adaptive reuse of the abandoned historic factory in the station North Arts district of Baltimore City. The building becomes a wonderful blend of reuse, renovation and educational design, all in a sustainable manner. Read more here.
111 Navy Chairs at Avenues School NYC. A converted Cass Gilbert-designed landmark made into a state-of-the-art school facility. The Chelsea campus has 600 linear feet of street and park frontage, including a 200-foot “dining porch” overlooking the High Line. Architecture and interior design by Perkins Eastman and Bonetti/Kozerski Read more here. Photo by Luca Pioltelli
Emeco 111 Navy Chairs installed at the office for digital marketing agency Spicebox in Yokohama. Seven rectangular meeting rooms by Japanese studio Nendo designed like wooden boxes, each featuring a set of snow white Emeco chairs made of reused Coca-Cola bottles. Read more on dezeen. Photo: Daici Ano
Detailed to perfection with a classic appearance, the Parrish Collection by Emeco and Konstantin Grcic was first made for the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. The externally modest building of the Parrish Art Museum holds an internal complexity, just like the Parrish Collection - a set of chairs and tables with a subtle design and a heartfelt technical core.
The Parrish lounge and side chairs designed by Konstantin Grcic are part of a modular collection, featuring three frames with four optional seats. The recycled aluminum sandblasted frames are available in clear anodized, red or black powder coated finishes. The frames can be combined with different seat types; reclaimed polypropylene, locally sourced wood from Lancaster, PA, Danish fabric from Kvadrat or three luxurious leathers from Spinneybeck. These choices enable different combinations, creating a versatile family.
“The collaboration with Emeco was always an important part of the project, something I had in mind as an obvious choice for the kind of furniture we needed. It is simply the only company I could think of who could bring a nice mix for this interior concept, specialists in aluminum, delivering another kind of material appearance, environmentally sound and being such a truly American company - it was a perfect match,“ says Konstantin Grcic.
“Konstantin’s degree of perfection combined with his analytical rigor made the product development process deliberate and thoughtful. He managed to leverage our heritage and at the same time pushEmeco into the future. The Parrish Chair reminds me of something Le Corbusier might have designed in the 1920’s; yet at the same time, it looks fresh, modern, and original – it’s a real artifact of our current culture, a future classic,” Gregg Buchbinder.
“I have always had a fascination and admiration of the hard physical labor of the production of the iconic Emeco Navy chair. My ambition for the collaboration was, therefore, to do something that uses the same aluminum work but makes the process more effective, less physically challenging. I think the design of the Parrish chair comes from a close understanding of what Emeco can really do,” says Konstantin Grcic.