The new Alfi collection of seating by Emeco, designed by Jasper Morrison, features wooden legs and a polypropylene composite seat and back.
Jasper Morrison and Emeco have collaborated on a new suite of modern chairs and stools that Emeco describes as 'humble and timeless.' Emeco, a venerable American modern design brand, has made both quality and sustainability its trademark, and the new Alfi collection by Britain's Morrison, stays true to that credo, relying on recycled industrial waste matter for its structural integrity.
t was inspired by the woven cane brasserie chairs you see out everywhere on Parisian sidewalks, which have rounded backs and flat seats. It's one of the most comfortable chairs I have designed.”
— Jasper Morrison
In addition to chairs, Emeco's Alfi collection also features a 3-seater bench stool in both bar height and counter height.
The Alfi collection—which includes low back and high back chairs; low back and high back stools; armchair; and three-person bench—features simple wooden legs, with seat and back comprised of a wood/polypropylene composite. "A wood composite that lasts like synthetic. A synthetic that has the spirit of wood," is how Emeco defines the material, gleaned from waste taken directly from the worksites of woodshops and plastic manufactures. The chair bases feature locally sourced wood, formed by Amish craftsmen, referencing Emeco's Pennsylvania roots. In keeping with Amish tradition—and both Emeco and Morrison's appreciation for invisible detailing—a minimal amount of hardware and mindfully chosen reinforcements give the collection its seamless good looks.
The Alfi high back chair by Emeco is available in 5 rich colorways.
Jasper Morrison, for his part, aimed for a sturdy, versatile composition—equally suited to bistros and restaurants, libraries and kitchens—creating a clean-lined, gently rounded profile that expresses comfort and visual style. "It was inspired by the woven cane brasserie chairs you see out everywhere on Parisian sidewalks, which have rounded backs and flat seats. It's one of the most comfortable chairs I have designed,” says Morrison.
Emeco's Alfi seating collection, a collaboration with Jasper Morrison, features bar stools in 2 different sizes, available with high or low backs.