At Interieur later this month, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer Emeco will officially launch the So-So aluminium seating collection designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. He designed the range to comfortably follow the human form, and referred to this quality in its name, in true Nouvel style: “This chair is special because it intimately embraces the body. But compared to my girlfriend, it is just So-So.”
Emeco has been known for its lightweight and durable brushed steel furniture since the launch of its Navy chair in 1944, which is still in production today. Like all of the company’s collections, the So-So range is made from recycled material from industrial and consumer waste, hand made in 80 percent recycled aluminium.
The design was first installed in the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom hotel, which Nouvel also designed, before being put into production for retail by Emeco. They were previewed in September in Paris, but will be fully launched at the Interieur fair in Kortrijk, Belgium, taking place from 20-28 October.