Za is a family of stools in three heights, handcrafted from recycled aluminum and guaranteed for life. “Za” means “a place to sit” in Japanese – a name that speaks to the multi-functionality of a simple stool that can be used anywhere, indoors and outdoors. A simple and timeless stool, built for lifetimes of use, to be kept, cherished and passed on for generations.
- Hand Brushed, Hand Polished Or Powder Coated Recycled Aluminum
- Width: 49.5 cm / 19.5 inch
- Depth: 49.5 cm / 19.5 inch
- Height: 63.5 cm / 25 inch
- Seat Height: 63.5 cm / 25 inch
- Width: 53 cm / 20.9 inch
- Depth: 53 cm / 20.9 inch
- Height: 76.2 cm / 30 inch
- Seat Height: 76.2 cm / 30 inch
- Strength & Stability Test: ANSI/BIFMA X5.1
- Fire Retardant: Aluminum is naturally fireproof
- Outdoor Use: Brushed and Powder Coated finish suitable, Polished finish only recommended for protected outdoor environments
- Standard Glides: Soft Plastic (TPU) Glides
Make chairs lightweight and make them strong, build them for a lifetime. That is Emeco’s mission. Aluminum is the obvious choice, engineered for practical purposes, designed by real people. Forming, welding, grinding, heat-treating, finishing, anodizing are just a few of the 77 steps it takes to build an Emeco chair. No one else makes chairs this way. No one can. It takes a human eye to know when the process is done right, and it takes human hands to get it that way. Their goal: Make recycling obsolete and keep making things that last. In 2006 Coca-Cola and Emeco collaborated to solve an environmental problem: Up-cycling consumer waste into a sustainable, timeless, classic chair. Made of 111 recycled PET bottles, the 111 Navy Chair is a story of innovation.
Emeco ZA Counter/Bar Stool Designed by:
- Naoto Fukasawa
Naoto Fukasawa was born in Yamanashi, Japan, in 1956 and graduated from Tama Art University in 1980. His career began at Seiko Epson, where he designed products such as wrist TVs and mini printers using micro-technology.
He then moved to the United States and in 1989 joined the San Francisco design firm ID Two, the predecessor to IDEO. There, he worked on a number of products related to Silicon Valley's computing and electronics industry. He was also involved in the development of a design language and design concept for Apple.
Fukasawa has worked on product development for many well-known brands and companies around the world, winning numerous awards for his efforts. His affiliation with Magis produced the Déjá-vu family of home furnishings, which is distinguished by its use of D-shaped aluminum extrusions. "This one distinctive extrusion enabled us to create a whole family of products," says Fukasawa.
In 2007 the Déjá-vu chair won Magis the Interior Innovation Award (Best Item), IMM, Cologne and in 2008 it was nominated for the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik in Germany.