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May 03, 2010

Clones or Close Enough? The Emeco Chair.


Modern design quiz bowl. Are you ready?

Two of chairs above are modeled after the famously indestructible Emeco Navy chair. One of these three is that chair. The real thing, made in the US from 80% recycled aluminum, is guaranteed for life and actually lasts longer, with a lifespan of 150 years. It costs about $650. The copies are made in Asia and available in the Crate & Barrel and Sundance catalogs for under $150. 

So what do you get from an original that a knockoff can't ever deliver? And, on what basis do you decide which one is right for you? Most importantly, which of these chairs is which?


Vernor-panton-stackable-chair-original-knockoff Arne-jacobsen-egg-chair-original-knockoff 

The Emeco chair for kids!

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