Designer: Philippe Starck
Emeco Kong chair in cast aluminium designed by Philippe Starck
Each Emeco Kong chair is handmade to order. Please allow for a longer than usual delivery time of up to 16 weeks.
Kong chairs require the hand welding of 24 separate pieces of recycled aluminium.
Emeco Kong chairs are available in brushed and polished aluminium versions. The hand polished version requires an additional 8 hours of hand polishing.
- Width: 39 cm
- Depth: 45 cm
- Height: 88 cm
- Seat Height: 44 cm
- Weight: 6.8 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.