Before designing the 1 inch, we looked at Emeco’s whole catalogue and tried to find the gap. We found the gap to be a more comfortable, better-looking stacking chair. We wanted to make it at a cheaper price point than the usual Emeco chair. We could keep the Emeco language by sticking with a square tube, but the thought was to replace the welded seat back with a plastic alternative. It enriches it because the fantastic recycled material allows us to work with a new shape, a square tube. The frames are recycled aluminium and the seats are 100% reclaimed wood polypropylene, sustainable plywood or upholstered.
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