The Emea Bench is made using a solid oak structure. The seat has a 38mm multi-ply + 4 underpads.
Designed by Jean Louis Iratzoki, the Emea collection, featuring oak wood, showcases the company's technical expertise. An archetypical chair if there ever was one, this piece requires all the skills of the Alki team in terms of craftsmanship, assembly and precision. It is a perfect illustration of the idea of solid wood. Its different components appear to be carved from a single block.
Ever since he opened his own workshop in 1998, designer Jean Louis Iratzoki has been committed to the creation of articles impregnated with an emotional value, where the respect for nature, character and restraint give form to a contemporary but simultaneously authentic product. A philosophy which has garnered diverse European awards.
Alki´s path started in 1981 in a small village in the northern Basque Country, in Itsasu. In a time of economic difficulties a group of five friends founded a small chair factory that was named Alki which means “chair” in Basque, with the aim of creating jobs in a weakly industrialised region. The cooperative status was the most suitable to our values which are an essential part of our day-to-day existence. Combining ancestral tradition and modern technology, Alki now offers conviviality in a more contemporary style. At Alki, oak, the most noble of woods, is more than a raw material. It is a symbol of our deep commitment to guiding the company towards rational and sustainable development. At Alki's core lies an abundance of skill and know- how that blurs the boundaries between the artisanal and the industrial.
Please specify your wood finish and / or your upholstery selection in the "Note to Do Shop" box at the checkout. View them here.
Product Reference: Emea - Bench - REF: 006
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