The Hudson chair design emerged in the year 2000. Shortly before that, Emeco began a close collaboration with designer Philippe Starck, who designed several products for the American company. These included the Hudson chair, which initially was designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York.
The Hudson chair is a neutral version of the classic Navy chair from Emeco. Philippe Starck has made a design which is compact, pure and reduced, while keeping in spirit with the Emeco company ethos. Based on its simple and beautiful design, the Hudson chair was awarded the Good Design Award in 2000, becoming part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York one year later.
Like with its other products, Emeco puts emphasis on high quality handiwork with the Hudson chair. Several trained employees need many working hours to produce just one aluminium Hudson chair. Consequently the chair is not only manufactured with high quality, durability and robustness, but also leads to each chair being an individual piece.
This chair is also available in other versions, e.g. as a chair with armrests, bar stool, rocking chair or swivel chair.