Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) has been producing chairs from reclaimed and recycled materials in Hanover, PA since 1944. Best known for the Emeco1006 chair (also called the Navy Chair) made from recycled aluminum, their mission is to make things that last. In keeping with this goal, they recently collaborated again with friend Phillipe Starck to create the Broom Chair.
According to Emeco, "the Broom Chair is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable — and designed to last." The chair is made using 90% industrial waste, reclaiming plastic and wood fibers from the industry floors, materials that otherwise would be swept into the trash and end up in the landfill. Starck explains:
Imagine… a guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop and with this dust he makes new magic… That's why we call it Broom Chair.You can read more about the Broom Chair ($195), available in six colors, at Emeco. Via: Jetson Green MORE PHILIPPE STARCK ON APARTMENT THERAPY: • Philippe Starck's Multi-functional USB + LED Lamps • Phillipe Starck Designs Wind Turbines for Homeowners • Designer Portfolio: Philippe Starck (Images: Emeco)