maison & objet 09: 'morgans' chair by andrée putman for emeco
maison & objet 09: 'morgans' chair by andrée putman for emeco maison & objet 09: 'morgans' chair by andrée putman for emeco
feb 08, 2009

maison & objet 09: 'morgans' chair by andrée putman for emeco

in the exhibition NOW! design a vivre a new chair by andrée putman in collaboration wit emeco made its world debut. ‘morgans‘ is an all-aluminum side chair, tested to carry over 1000 pounds, yet weighing only 7 pounds itself. like all emeco chairs, morgans is made using a proprietary 77-step process of 80% recycled aluminum and made at the historic emeco factory in hanover pennsylvania.

andrée putman recently returned to morgans hotel in new york to lead a complete renovation of the property. morgans is a boutique hotel she masterminded for ian schrager back in 1984. for this project putman created a hybrid of the iconic robert mallet-stevens chair, she used in the hotel’s original design and emeco’s navy chair.

the brushed and polished versions

the ‘white powder coated morgans’ in the morgans hotel

300 of the new putman-‘morgans’ in high-gloss white are used inside the morgans hotel. putman wanted to do with the emeco chair what her friend coco channel did with the ‘little black dress’ – create a simple, smart, sexy chair that never goes out of style.

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