Model: HUDROC A
Designer: Philippe Starck
Emeco Hudson rocking armchair constructed using recycled aluminium.
Each Hudson rocking armchair is made to order and by hand in the USA by skilled Emeco craftsmen. Available in brushed or polished finishes.
Please allow for a longer than usual lead time: the brushed version takes up to 10 weeks. The hand polished version takes up to 14 weeks.
The Emeco Hudson rocking armchair was designed for the Hudson Hotel in NYC. This was the first collaboration between Emeco and the designer Philippe Starck.
Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. Each armchair is made by hand and goes through a 77 step manufacturing/finishing process.
The skilled Emeco craftsmen take recycled aluminium, hand form it and weld it – then temper it for strength. Finally, the armchair is anodised for a durable finish.
Emeco guarantees that the Hudson rocking armchair will last a life time.
Our entire collection of Emeco dining chairs can be found here.
- Width: 53 cm
- Depth: 60 cm
- Height: 80 cm
- Seat Height: 48 cm
- Weight: 4.5 kg
Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Company) was founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges in the USA. The first chair they produced was the 1006 Navy Chair, commissioned to be used by the US Navy for use on warships (the contract even specified that it had to be able to withstand a torpedo blast!).
Today the furniture is still made in the USA using 80% recycled aluminium. Every piece of furniture is made by hand, by the Emeco craftsmen – going through a 77 step process. Some of the world's best architects and designers have collaborated with Emeco to design chairs that are built and guaranteed to last a lifetime.
There mission is carry on making furniture that lasts, but also to make a positive impact on the environment. They use waste recycled materials in products that use as little energy as possible in the manufacturing process to build strong, durable chairs and stools.