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Object ID #69187403

This is a Chair. It was manufactured by Emeco. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is milled polypropylene and wood fiber and hand-carved ash. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Combining subtle textures through different materials—seen in the reclaimed polypropylene and wood-fiber seat and responsibly harvested ash-wood legs—Morrison's Alfi seating series was visually inspired by the woven-cane brasserie chairs fuond in Parisian cafes. By engaging Amish artisans to make the wooden bases, Emeco has combined innovative and sustainable materials with craftsmanship.

This object was donated by Emeco. It is credited Gift of Emeco.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 80 × 43.2 × 50.2 cm (31 1/2 in. × 17 in. × 19 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Object ID #69187403; Manufactured by Emeco (United States); milled polypropylene and wood fiber and hand-carved ash; H x W x D: 80 × 43.2 × 50.2 cm (31 1/2 in. × 17 in. × 19 3/4 in.); Gift of Emeco; 2015-25-1

We have 1 video that features Object ID #69187403.

Emeco Alfie Chair: Process Slideshow

A slideshow depicting how the Emeco Alfie Chair is made, in Pennsylvania

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.

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