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.

maison & objet 09: 'morgans' chair by andrée putman for emeco the brushed and polished versions

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

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

  • so much elegance!! love it.

    edwin

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