Emeco Playfully Highlights the Long-Standing History of Its Iconic Chairs

As illustrated by Jean and Nicolas Jullien.

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American furniture brand Emeco has been producing its wares domestically since 1944, sourcing recyclable materials for its goods. To break down its history, the company tapped French illustrators Jean and Nicolas Jullien to accent a 6-minute long clip that touches on several notable designs.

The 75-year-old brand began crafting its goods in 1944 with the “Navy Chair,” built from recyclable materials and tough enough to last on Navy ships and submarines. Later in the brand’s history, it collaborated with Coca-Cola to craft aluminum bottles into a durable chair — the “111 Navy Chair” — while Philippe Starck’s “Broom” chairs repurposed factory waste into a sleek design. Soon after, Emeco realized nendo‘s vision for simple and plain stools, based on the base of the “Navy Chair,” dubbed “Su.”

Check out the video above for an in-depth look at the brand’s innovative, ecologically sound designs. In other design news, Millimeter Interior Design recently showcased its latest sleek build, which features a minimal design aesthetic and a drive-in space for the owner’s Lamborghini.

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