Emeco is launching a new collection together with the French iconic designer Jean Nouvel. The SoSo Collection, include chairs and stools made of 80% recycled aluminum, reclaiming both post-industrial and post-consumer waste. The chairs and stools are lightweight and durable, all handmade in the factory in Pennsylvania, USA, using the same process as the famous 1006 Navy chairs from 1944. “I just kept the same DNA and evolved it into a new light and comfortable chair.” Says Jean Nouvel at the preview launch in Paris Sept, 2012.
The SoSo chair was first installed in the public spaces of the Sofitel flagship, acting as an intimate embracement and a perfect contrary to Rist’s bright and colorful works allowing the guests to engage in the views of the city. The public interiors at the dining areas are dominantly kept its raw grey, as for the SoSo chair, made in hand brushed aluminum using the same lean process as its mid century antecedents. “Architecture is an opportunity, to continue games begun by others, years or even centuries ago,“ says Nouvel about the project.