Emeco’s collaboration with Norman Foster resulted in the “20-06” Stacking chair. Foster envisioned a more “neutral” stacking chair-visually and physically lightweight.

Depth
49.5cm
Finish
Hand Brushed
Height
80cm
Material
Hand Brushed Recycled Aluminum
Seat height
46cm
Warranty
Lifetime warranty
Weight
3.6kg
Width
47cm
Year of design
2006

But the 20-06 is also super strong-tested to 445Kg. Lord Norman Foster said” I appreciate the anonymous character of the 20-06 collection-it meshes seamlessly with our vision for interior space.”


Norman Foster

Emeco’s collaboration with Norman Foster started when John Small, Director of Design for Foster and Partners, and Gregg Buchbinder of Emeco accidently met in an elevator in Chicago. The elevator chat turned into a collaboration - Foster’s sleek simple "20-06" chair was launched at the 2006 100% Design, in London and was selected by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum for its 2006 Triennial.

"I appreciate the anonymous character of the chair – it meshes seamlessly with our vision for interior space. The “20-06” is the result of a genuine collaboration between the Foster Studio and the Emeco Team and will contribute to Emeco's remarkable history. The Foster + Partners Studio combined advanced technology, inventive geometry, attention to detail, and sensitivity to ecological considerations with Emeco’s unique manufacturing process to make a wholly new design. A Foster building and an Emeco chair are both modern in character, yet demonstrate a great respect for the past." - Norman Foster


American furniture manufacturer Emeco’s first product was a US government commission to make lightweight, heavy-duty chairs for the US Navy.