Born out of a partnership between designer Philippe Starck and Emeco, the classic aluminum naval chair is transformed into a sleekly modern rocking chair. With an upright seat set atop a gently curved rocker base, the Heritage Rocker (2001) has a comfortable versatility appropriate for the office, living room or front porch. The seamless brushed aluminum is lightweight and extremely low-maintenance, impervious enough for outdoor usage. Made in U.S.A.
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 >