Lancaster, 2010

white lancaster


A collection of stacking chairs, barstools and tables representing Emeco’s first foray into component-based design incorporating cast aluminium seats and backs with carved ash-wood legs. The ash-wood components are made by Emeco’s partner, an Amish factory in Lancaster County PA, providing the collection with its name, Lancaster.

 “I have worked extensively with the aluminium manufacturing process recently, and with some of the best equipped factories in Asia. I was looking at the ways to join other materials with aluminium over the last few years and thinking about a chair. I feel passionate about working with natural materials that live for ever; wood and metal are really the materials that connect to the human so there was no question that the richness of their ageing processes would be a perfect combination. I felt that using wood would create a softer edge to a product whilst the aluminium would speak to its sophistication and heritage.”

–Michael Young


above: initial card model, FEA studies, first die casting off tool.

Below: Seat pad details, backrest details.


Lancaster by Michael Young 1 copy

Lancaster by Michael Young 2010 copy


icon-web01.1 Lancaster table ash top copy