Emeco, a Classic in Eco Furniture Design

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Emeco* designs are simple, elegant, timeless, and award-winning, but did you know that their furniture is also super green?  Emeco furniture is hand-made from 80% recycled aluminum — half of which is post-consumer (soft drink cans) and the other half is post-industrial (manufacturing scrap).  Because of this, their furniture can contribute to LEED points in your green project (MR 4.2/5.1). 

The second thing that makes Emeco’s furniture so green is that their pieces are made to last for at least 150 years!  In this day of disposable furniture that lasts for maybe a decade, 150 years is an impressive lifespan.  Emeco’s designs come in two standard finishes, brushed and polished. 

The brushed is industrial and utilitarian looking whereas the polished is sleek and luxurious.  The polished finish will cost you about 2-3 times the cost of the brushed because the polished finish requires the pieces to be hand polished three times, taking a total of 8 hours.  You can learn more about this incredible process on their website.  Custom orders can be made in various colors. 

You’ll also notice chair designs from iconic names such as Frank Gehry, Philippe Starck, and Norman Foster. 

Emeco keeps their business right here in the United States, which means the products aren’t being shipped from half way around the world and supports the American economy.  Prices range from $325-$3000.

*Editor’s note: Sarah is a dealer for Emeco and can be contacted here if you’re interested in purchasing or inquiring about their products.

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  • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

    Wow, these chairs are incredible! I’ve just spent the last hour getting lost in the photo gallery on their website.

  • http://www.ratemytrade.co.uk/ solar energy electrician

    Nice one! .. can i order any that are made in england?

  • http://bellagreenhome.com Sarah Roe

    I don’t know if any are made in England, but you can go to Emeco’s site and choose the United Kingdom version of their site. But, my guess is that they are all still made in the USA. Check it out. Good luck!

  • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

    @solar energy electrician – if you order a piece, send some pics (or link to them), so we know how the process went. I understand the Emeco shipping box is quite special, too.

  • http://woodsongsfurniture.com dennis

    What was God thinking! She could have made an aluminum tree. Trees must not meet LEED points value other wise I’m sure she would have.

  • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

    @dennis – I might be misunderstanding your comment, but there are choices in going green.

    Interestingly, aluminum is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust and the third most abundant element behind oxygen and silicon. Extraction is energy intense, but this here is recycled stuff. Corrosion resistant, strong, and lightweight. An Emeco chair seems like a great option to me.

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