BMW Designworks for Emeco 1951 Counter and Bar Stools
The 1951 is a hot rod or restomod of a long lost Emeco design. We're happy to report that Emeco brought on Adrian van Hooydonk from BMW Designworks to reinterpret the chair and give it new life with a modern yet retro color and material palette. The designer is known for striking BMW concept cars across the last couple of decades. The 1951 chair's frame is hand-made from aluminum tube much like the Navy chair. The colorful seat and back, made from recycled plastic bottles, sits a quarter inch or so offset from the frame, allowing the frame to shine, while creating an opportunity for color and comfort. At Rarify, we like the colorful options for the 1951 chair and we like that they stack. If we needed color, this would be an obvious choice, probably in yellow. The price is extremely reasonable given the quality and the look is classically Emeco. The stools are just as cool.