EMECO LAUNCHES '1 INCH' BY JASPER MORRISON

For this year’s Milan Design Week, Emeco presents a new design by Jasper Morrison. Set within a crisp minimal stand, also designed by Morrison to mirror the curves of the new design, 1 Inch is a collection of chairs, tables and stools made with a one inch aluminium extrusion.


With 1 Inch, Jasper Morrison taps into Emeco’s heritage in hand crafting recycled aluminum, and leverages its signature strength, light weight, and sustainability to create a versatile collection of pieces.

 

The frame is handcrafted using Emeco’s time-tested material and 77-step process used to make the original 1006 Navy Chair since 1944. A one inch size, square extruded aluminum tube was selected for the strength-to-weight ratio, using the least amount of material to yield the maximum amount of strength, while achieving the desired comfort and aesthetics. During development, Emeco craftsmen repeatedly pushed the material to its limits to accomplish the frame shape Jasper Morrison envisioned.

 

The 1 Inch bare frames are presented in Emeco’s stand at Salone del Mobile in Milan to manifest the invisible values of the collection - intersection between handcraft, precision engineering, aesthetics, sustainability, strength and comfort. The bare bones of a good chair. All the different finishes are also presented, including 100% reclaimed wood polypropylene in seven colours, along with plywood versions in ash and walnut, and upholstered selections in fabric and leather are available.

 

Jasper Morrison shares, ”I’m more and more interested in working towards designs which take part in everyday life as naturally as possible. The 1” chair, though far from spectacular, is intended to be an updated Emeco solution to a wide variety of situations where something strong and less ashy is required. The design of the chair seemed basic enough and we were not expecting much trouble in developing it, but we underestimated the complication of bending square aluminium tube in more than one plain simultaneously. It took Emeco several months of experimentation and false starts and it took us uncountable revisions to the drawing before we found the way to do it. It’s probably one of the most complicated chairs I’ve designed though it doesn’t look it.”

 

During MDW17, Emeco stools are also placed within an installation by architects, Diller, Scofidio & Renfro at DAMN magazine's annual event being held at Palazzo Litta. Click here to see images from this and other exhibitions at Fuorisalone.

 

The new 1 Inch collection is presented at the Emeco Stand at Milan Design Week 2017, and will be available across Cult showrooms in late 2017.

 

For this year’s Milan Design Week, Emeco presents a new design by Jasper Morrison. Set within a crisp minimal stand, also designed by Morrison to mirror the curves of the new design, 1 Inch is a collection of chairs, tables and stools made with a one inch aluminium extrusion.
With 1 Inch, Emeco and Jasper Morrison together have created a collection that reflects their values and uncompromising standards - a seating family that is strong, simple, timeless, and engineered to last.
1 Inch collection features a chair and armchair, stools in 3 heights, along with café and bar tables.
Emeco continues using reclaimed, recycled and eco-minded materials to make long-lasting products. 1 Inch frames are made of recycled aluminum.
Seats and backs are available in various materials to suit a variety of applications: 100% reclaimed wood polypropylene comes in seven colours: Blue, Bordeaux, Brown, Dark Grey, Green, Light Grey and Ochre. Plywood versions in Ash and Walnut are sourced from sustainable forests in North America, certifed by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). 
Upholstered selections in fabric and leather are available. Customers will also have the option to specify a fabric or leather of their choice.


Photo Credit: Cult Design

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