As interior design trends evolve, sustainability has become a focal point. The use of recyclable materials like regenerated plastic, bamboo, and hemp helps reduce resource consumption and minimize environmental impact. Moreover, choosing locally produced materials can significantly reduce CO2 emissions from transportation. Against this backdrop, we’d like to introduce you to a furniture manufacturer that stands out: Emeco.
【The History of Emeco】
- Founding and World War II: Emeco was established in Hanover, USA, employing local steelworkers. During World War II, the U.S. government commissioned a special chair, known as the “1006 Navy.” It’s a design many of you might recognize!
- Pursuit of Durability: Life at sea is challenging. With saltwater, salty air, and the occasional torpedo explosion, a highly durable material was essential. Through 77 steps, ordinary scrap aluminum was transformed into an incredibly strong material. This rigorous process ensured that the chair designed for one challenging environment could adapt to many others.
- “Make something well, it can survive anything”: This phrase embodies Emeco’s philosophy. By prioritizing quality and durability, they create products that can withstand any environment. Emeco’s furniture not only makes spaces more eco-friendly but also boasts design and functionality.
【Features of Emeco】
- Commitment to Sustainability: Emeco now uses not only aluminum but also recycled plastics and sustainable woods, emphasizing eco-friendly furniture production.
- Quality Made in the USA: Since 1944, Emeco’s furniture has been handcrafted in the USA, earning high praise for its quality and durability.
- Diverse Designs: Emeco collaborates with various designers to offer a wide range of furniture styles. For instance, in collaboration with Coca-Cola, they produced the “111 Navy Chair” using recycled plastic bottles. This initiative symbolizes the fusion of sustainability and design.