Clients have asked us to utilize wood in our designs for years.

Back pad
Without Back Pad
Base finish
Dark Wood
Base material
Ash wood
Colour
Dark Grey
Depth
47cm
Height
77.5cm
Seat height
46cm
Seat material
Powder coated aluminium
Seat pad
Without Seat Pad
Stackable
Stacks 6 high
Standard glides
Soft plastic TPU
Warranty
2 years
Width
51cm
Year
2010

Lancaster features a re-claimed, solid ash frame and recycled die-cast aluminum seat and back- an expression of industrial technique and warm materials.


Michael Young

Designer Michael Young contacted Gregg from his studio in Hong Kong to initiate the back-and-forth design that resulted in Emeco’s first component-based chair. Emeco found a local Amish woodworker in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to make the ash wood legs which are combined with die-cast aluminum seats and backs at the Emeco factory in Hanover, PA.

"The sculptural form of this chair leg could only be made in wood. When I found that Emeco has partnered with a remarkable amish wood factory in Lancaster, the project gelled. It is an immense privilege to work with Emeco, I am sincerely proud in a way I have not felt previously. I feel passionate about working with natural materials that live forever; wood and metal are really the materials that connect to the human so there was no question that the richness of their aging processes is a perfect combination." - Michael Young


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