Japan’s designer Naoto Fukasawa envisioned a stool that would give people “a happy mood when sitting.”
While a stool’s central purpose is utility, Fukasawa’s stool serves a higher— it is a beautiful design object in its own right.
The simple, joyful Za can inhabit any setting – a timeless classic to be used, cherished, kept, and passed down for generations, much like its forefather, the original 1006 Navy chair.
The name “Za,” chosen by Fukasawa, means “a place to sit” in Japanese – a name that speaks to the multi-functionality of a simple stool that can be used anywhere, indoors and outdoors; an object a person will unconsciously choose to sit on.
Za is a modest and humble stool created by Naoto Fukasawa, whose focus is on purposeful simplicity – a perfect combination with Emeco’s heritage in aluminum craftsmanship.
The stools are made by hand at Emeco’s factory in Hanover, Pennsylvania and are guaranteed for life.
Za is a family of stools in three heights, handcrafted from recycled aluminum and guaranteed for life.
A simple and timeless stool, built for lifetimes of use, to be kept, cherished and passed on for generations.
Emeco’s Za is just the latest example of the humble seat’s limitless potential.
Za comes in brushed and powder coated finishes suitable, polished finish only recommended for protected outdoor environments.
“Za comes from the soul of Emeco – made for lifetimes of use, with a minimum carbon footprint. Its distinctive “Emeconess” makes it feel like a member of the original Emeco family from the 1940’s.” – Gregg Buchbinder, Owner & CEO Emeco.
“The Navy chair is one of the most identified icons in America. I had an image of a round stool, which could become a natural part of the Navy chair family, like a brother or sister,” said Naoto Fukasawa.
Designers: Naoto Fukasawa Design Ltd.