Coolest booth. Ever. I mean that.
Although I have seen these Emeco chairs probably hundreds, of times, this was the first time I stopped and pondered their elegant simplicity up close.
The Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) was founded in 1944 in Hanover Pennsylvania. These chairs are made out of aluminum which make them lightweight and sturdy. And they are USA made even today.
I am constantly shopping for my future re-designed kitchen. This bar stool is perfect. My son, nephews and their friends wear pants with big metal divets on the pockets that pretty much ruin any wood stools or benches I own. I wonder how aluminum would fair against metal pants divets?
I should have saved this stool for my kitchen post. This show helped me finally firm up ideas I have for my future kitchen remodel (tentatively slated for 2014).
I sat on this Parrish Chair, designed for the Parrish Art Museum in NYC. Surprisingly comfortable. They have a steel plate mechanism on the bottom that makes them really sturdy.
The white chair seat and back with the aluminum is positively elegant.
From the website regarding the Broom Stacking Chair:
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15% reclaimed wood fiber that would normally be swept into the trash.
DesignWithinReach and YLiving have Emeco. The prices appear pretty darn reasonable.
I liked this dining set by Calligaris, an Italian company.
They have stacking chairs too!
Calligaris has wonderful chair options. Available at YLiving.
These chairs by J. Liston Design may be my favorites. I am not really sure how they would be to sit on, but they are SUPER sexy. He calls them Ribbon Chairs, "a visual feast." I think you need to buy these directly from the designer as I don't see retail outlets online.
I caught one in another booth as well.
This is his Charred Wood Cabinet. The doors swing out really easily with fantastic storage. It is made of blackened steel and charred reclaimed wood and I have the perfect spot for this but will try to keep it in check.
More to come. I have a few categories to post my pick of the Dwell show: lighting, outdoors, kitchen, and random. My goal is to get them all up this week. So I can move on to the Saturday Eastside L.A. House Tour. Yum.