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With 1 Inch, Jasper Morrison taps into Emeco’s heritage in hand crafting recycled aluminum, and leverages its signature strength, light weight, and sustainability to create a versatile family of seats.
The frame is handcrafted using Emeco’s time-tested material and 77-step process used to make the original 1006 Navy Chair since 1944. A one inch size, square extruded aluminum tube was selected for the strength-to-weight ratio, using the least amount of material to yield the maximum amount of strength, while achieving the desired comfort and aesthetics. During development, Emeco craftsmen repeatedly pushed the material to its limits to accomplish the frame shape Jasper Morrison envisioned.
The 1 Inch bare frames are presented in Emeco’s stand at Salone del Mobile in Milan to manifest the invisible values of the collection - intersection between handcraft, precision engineering, aesthetics, sustainability, strength and comfort. The bare bones of a good chair.
1 Inch Collection features a chair and armchair, stools in 3 heights, and café and bar tables.
Emeco continues using reclaimed, recycled and eco-minded materials to make long-lasting products. 1 Inch frames are made of recycled aluminum. Seats and backs are available in various materials to suit a variety of applications:
100% reclaimed wood polypropylene comes in 7 colors: Blue, Bordeaux, Brown, Dark Grey, Green, Light Grey and Ochre.
Plywood versions in Ash and Walnut are sourced from sustainable forests in North America, certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
Upholstered selections in fabric and leather are available. Customers will also have the option to specify a fabric or leather of their choice.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||without back padding|
with back padding
|Armrest finish||without armrests|