samuel wilkinson completes versatile grace collection for EMU
samuel wilkinson completes versatile grace collection for EMU samuel wilkinson completes versatile grace collection for EMU
mar 03, 2014

samuel wilkinson completes versatile grace collection for EMU

samuel wilkinson completes versatile grace collection for EMU
all images courtesy of samuel wilkinson




developed for italian brand EMU, the ‘grace collection’ by london-based designer samuel wilkinson crosses boundaries between indoor and outdoor furniture. the die-cast aluminum range consists of a stacking chair and armchair, a stool, and a folding café table. constructed using a set of durable and weather-resistant components, the pieces can easily be disassembled and recycled and are suited for a range of different environments. the lightweight structures, which reference early 20th century wooden pieces have a deceptively heavy appearance partly due to the deep hollowed seat pad, but are actually just 3mm thick.


the full collection will be officially launched at the salone internazionale del mobile in milan in april, after previewing at cologne imm, 2014. it will be available in a range of matte and gloss paint finishes.


the grace chairs can be stacked on top of one another



‘we wanted to design a collection that would have a strong character but at an affordable price… we have reduced the amount of welding to a minimum. this allows flexibility for the manufacturer and helps to reduce cost as smaller components can be individually finished then assembled before shipping.’ says samuel wilkinson.

the folding café table features a simple self-locking mechanism


the tables in a stacked position


the red tubular grace chair and table


overview of the different chair variations


side view


front and back view


backrest detail


joining detail


the different components of the chair



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