Born in 1930, he studied architecture at the University of Southern California and studied City Planning at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He developed projects of private and public city planning in America, Japan. In Europe, he has recently been awarded the Pritsker Architecture Prize in 1989 and the Wolf Prize in Art in 1992. His projects have been published all over the world. The most important retrospective, "The Architecture of Frank O. Gehry" has been organized by the Walker Art Center in 1986 and has travelled the major American museums.Emeco chairs began in 1944 with a collaboration between Emeco and ALCOA to develop a seaworthy chair for military use. ALCOA's scientists and Navy engineers consulted with Emeco to produce the Navy Chair in Emeco's Hanover, PA workshops where all of their chair collections are still made today. Built individually by a handful of craftsmen, 77 painstaking steps at a time. Designed by Frank Gehry in 2004 and 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 Dining Chair||31.8" H x 16.5" W x 20.47" D||6.5 lbs|
|Application Options:||Commercial, Residential|
|Back Style:||Solid Back|
|Chair Design:||Side Chair|
|Dining Type:||Casual / Kitchen|
|Number in Set:||Single Chairs|
|Product Category:||Dining Chairs|
Questions & Answers
Emeco Superlight Dining Chair
Not so sure about these chairs
dalamanek from 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.
Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) was founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges. Emeco's manufacturing process is the result of a collaboration with ALCOA to develop a seaworthy chair for military use. ALCOA's scientists and Navy engineers consulted with Emeco to produce the chairs in the Hanover, PA workshops and they're still made there today. Emeco's founder, Wilton C. Dinges, was a master tool and die maker, with an engineering background. His engineering ability was complemented by an appreciation for sculpture, specifically Rodin. He portrayed these two passions in an advertising campaign which expressed his original vision: the Emeco chair as a one piece sculptured masterwork. Today Emeco is led by CEO Gregg Buchbinder who sums up their vision as: design plus craftsmanship.
|• 1951 by DesignworksUSA (BMW Group) - Hooydonk||• 20-06™ by Foster and Partners||• Cafe Tables by Philippe Starck||• Emeco Stools by Philippe Starck|
|• Heritage by Philippe Starck||• Hudson by Philippe Starck||• Icon by Philippe Starck||• Kong by Philippe Starck|
|• Lancaster||• Navy||• Nine-0 by Ettore Sottsass||• Occasional Tables by Philippe Starck|
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