01.01.06 - Design

ICON CHAIR (EMECO)

Icon by Starck for Emeco, 2004 


Emeco, the Aluminum Chair Company and Philippe Starck launched this new chair at Milan’s 2006 Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Named Icon, the new design is a distillation of Philippe Starck’s ideas, and ideals. Hand made of 100% aluminum, the new stacking chairs and stools have an estimated lifespan of 150 years and a lifetime guarantee.


"Icon is a chair that is relatively expensive because it's a lot of work, it takes eight hours to make one. It provides jobs, it protects important know-how. It's sweat, it's craftsmanship, it's blood, it's human life." Ph.S