April 16, 2012
The Sezz Collection was conceived when French designer Christophe Pillet and Pennsylvania-based Emeco collaborated on a seating line for the Sezz Hotel in Saint-Tropez, France. Made of 80% recycled aluminum, the pieces in the line, including stools and swivel, side, and lounge chairs, are treated, welded, and brushed in the same 77-step, handcrafted process used since the 1940s to create the original 1006 Navy chair. Engineering the right frame to fit the rounded seat was a challenge for the team; the seat is formed in a deep-leveled stamping process and hand-welded for a seamless one-piece look (seat and back pads are available in black vinyl). A tube frame was built to carry the geometrics of the shell form, which is hand-bent to fit every chair. The frame is then welded, ground, and hardened; after it is welded to the seat, it gets a final grind and cleaning.