Philippe Starck Emeco Icon Chair
  • Philippe Starck Emeco Icon Chair
  • Philippe Starck Emeco Icon Chair
  • Philippe Starck Emeco Icon Chair
  • Philippe Starck Emeco Icon Chair
  • Philippe Starck Emeco Icon Chair
“My idea for the new Emeco chair was to design nothing, just transmit the phenomenon of Emeco. The new design is balanced, minimal and coherent; there is serenity. When I close my eyes and think of a chair, I think of this chair -- it is an Icon,”

Philippe Starck

100% aluminium. Icon is available as a stacking chair and barstool in hand brushed and hand polished aluminum finishes.

Dimensions:

ICON STACKING CHAIR
W         17.5"      44 cm
D        20.75"      53 cm
H             33"      84 cm
SH          18"       46 cm

ICON COUNTER STOOL
W           18"        46 cm
D            20"        51 cm
H            37"        94 cm
SH          24"        61 cm

ICON BARSTOOL
W      20.75"        53 cm
D       21.25"        54 cm
H            43"        109 cm
SH       29.5"        75 cm

Gregg Buchbinder, Emeco’s Chairman recalls, “Working with Starck is like making love. I don’t know why it feels so good or works so well, I just follow my heart. It’s marriage of craft and intuition. Starck and Emeco have a wonderful love affair.”

“I use Emeco chairs in many projects and have always had many ideas I wanted to try with Emeco,” said Mr. Starck. “Hermes is to leather as Emeco is to aluminum -- an incredible material I love. Emeco has a heritage of craftsmanship. Working with Gregg has allowed me to use a recycled material and transform it into something that never needs to be discarded. A tireless and unbreakable chair to use and enjoy for a lifetime. It is a chair you never own, you just use it for a while until it is the next persons turn. A great chair never should have to be recycled. This is good consideration of nature and mankind.”

Icon is available as a stacking chair and barstool in hand brushed and hand polished aluminum finishes.

 Icon is built at the historic factory in Hanover, Pennsylvania, using Emeco’s proprietary 77-Step Process -- unchanged since 1944. With a content of 80% recycled aluminum, Icon meets LEED ™ criteria for an environmentally sound product.

“An honest, enthusiastic citizen of today's world, Philippe Starck considers it his duty to share with us his subversive vision of a better world which is his alone and yet which fits up like a glove. The world's museums are unerring. Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto, Barcelona - all exhibit his work as that of a master.

Prizes and awards are showered on him: designer of the year, Grand Prix for Industrial Design, the Oscar for Design, Officier des Arts et des Lettres, and many more. Always and everywhere, he seems to understand better than any other our dreams, our desires, our needs, and our responsibility to the future, as well the overriding need to respect his fellow citizens by making his work a political and a civic act,” writes Ed Mae Cooper.

Design:
Philippe Starck, 2006.

Manufacturer:
Emeco