Coca-Cola Japan celebrates this year 125th anniversary at Pass the Baton Shop Gallery in Tokyo with Emeco’s 111 Navy Chairs, made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles. ”Creating something new is a wonderful thing, but taking good care of an object that is already there can be magical. Old ways, current personal values, and future treasures for someone new. Pass on your Personal Culture. New Recycle.” Pass the Baton. Read more on … www.pass-the-baton.com
Emeco is happy to announce the opening of the MUSE School in California this month! The “local, global and green” school was selected for the donation of this years Emeco 2111 Prize. The 2111 No Waste Prize is an annual award given to the project taking the highest amount of waste out of the landfill, encouraging projects with an educational commitment to a sustainable world. This year the Prize went to JAC Motors in Brazil and the project run by the architect Marcello Maksoud. Read more about MUSE School here … http://www.museschool.org/, LA Times, Daily News
Superbrands London 2011 featuring the 111 Navy chair at the The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. The events took place during the London Design festival in September where architects, designers, retailers, press and public was able to see innovative products and concepts, alongside an extensive daily talks programme. Read more on …superbrandslondon.co.uk/ or www.facebook.com/SuperbrandsLondon
The 111 Navy Chairs at UIA2011 World Congress of Architecture in Japan displayed at the Tokyo Chair City Exhibition opening on Sept. 23rd in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo. Participants from 124 countries will attend the UIA 2011, the largest architectural event in the world. Read more here … uia2011tokyo.com
Visit Mercedes Benz Connection Pop-Up showroom/restaurant in the chic, upscale neighborhood of Roppongi,Tokyo. Designed by Kubota Architects & Associates the space is projecting a natural, earthy habitat with pillars in abstract forms of mountains, large windows and a wall screens with images of nature.
Emeco’s Japanese partner,Royal Furniture worked with Mercedes Benz Connection to install 64 Emeco chairs in the seminar room, the coffee bar and the restaurant. “The 111 Navy Chairs has become very popular with environmentally aware customers. We are sure that the youthful business crowd in Roppongi will gather in this surprising and unique meeting place.” Says the general manager at Mercedes Benz.
111 Navy chairs at the Adeli Cafe in the iconic Monumento Revólution Mexicana in Mexico City. “Adelitas” were brave women who faught in the revolution signifying a woman of great strength and courage reflected in the cafés industrial interiors, bright colours and strong sustainable materials. www.mrm.mx/eng/
Increasingly interesting new and established city fairs across the globe, Emeco was present at the very cool venue Kulturkirken Jakob cultural church and exhibition centre during the Designers Saturday Oslo, Norway’s only cutting edge industry fair covering furniture, textiles, lighting and more. 180 Norwegian and international exhibitors show their latest designs in 37 venues across the centre of Oslo in August.