frank gehry: superlight for emeco
 
frank gehry: superlight for emeco
apr 30, 2004

frank gehry: superlight for emeco

superlight’ by frank gehry

the project, a comfortable, lightweight and affordable aluminum chair called‘superlight’ has been introduced in milan’s salone 2004.‘I wanted three things in this chair: comfort, light weight and strength,’ explainsfrank gehry. ‘aluminum was the obvious choice and emeco was the only companythat could make it. it’s been a fun project, and amazingly quick – just 11 monthsfrom the first meeting with gregg to the milan introduction.’ he continues,‘gio ponti’s superleggera chair was the inspiration – and I’ve always wanted todesign a super lightweight chair. I tried to extract the essence – structure and skin,where engineering and design are one thing.

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