"Imagine," says Philippe Starck, "a guy who takes a humble broom and starts to clean the workshop, and with this dust he makes new magic." The "dust" that Starck refers to is reclaimed polypropylene and reclaimed wood fiber, two of the materials used to create his Broom Chair (2011) for Emeco. Starck drew the shape of this reclaimed, repurposed and recyclable chair in 2003, but it took a decade to design the chair in these eco-friendly materials. The Broom Chair made its debut at the 2012 Salone del Mobile in Milan, and as soon as we saw it, we knew it belonged in our assortment. Durable, comfortable, colorful and unique in how it makes use of normally discarded materials… Broom is a smart solution that literally sweeps up the waste from the industrial manufacturing cycle. Made in U.S.A.
Made of a new composite of discarded industrial materials, reclaimed even before they enter the long cycle that most recycled materials have to undergo.
The reclaimed wood fibers give the Broom Chair a warm, interesting texture.
All colors are suitable for outdoor use except for orange.
Listed as an Editors’ Product Pick by Interior Design magazine in October 2012.
School drop-out Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970's. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace.
Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Cafe Costes, Paris, and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes, boats and a line of house wares and kitchen utensils, like his Juicy Salif for Alessi. Read more >