"When I close my eyes, this is the chair I see," said Philippe Starck of his Icon Chair (2006), designed for Emeco. Like all Emeco seating, the Icon is handcrafted in a 77-step patented construction process that includes heat treatment and anodizing, rendering the chair diamond-hard and virtually indestructible. Its sleek, simple form is lightweight and available in a brushed or polished aluminum finish. Said Starck of the Icon: "My idea for the new Emeco chair was to design nothing, just transmit the phenomenon of Emeco. The new design is balanced, minimal, coherent – there is serenity." Specially made clear plastic glides increase that serenity by preventing scratched floors or snagged carpets. Made in U.S.A.