On & On

For their first project with Emeco, Barber & Osgerby were tasked with the creation of a next generation café chair that is both simple and timeless. The result is a chair that feels modern but references the iconic bent wood café chairs of the 1930s.

  • Year / 2019
  • Manufacturer / Emeco
A product line that was in development for over a year and a half, the On & On series includes a café chair, bar stool and counter height stool which are made from 70% recyclable PET (rPET), strengthened with 20% glass fibre and coloured using 10% non-toxic pigment – resulting in a collection that can be recycled at the end of the product’s life.
As well as designing an elegant chair, the challenge that Barber & Osgerby faced was to design a chair which has the ability to stack and a visually lightweight appearance, but at the same time is extremely tough and hard wearing. It was just as important to Emeco for the chairs to look beautiful when stacked as a unit and the efficiency of the rotational stacking also helps to reduce the chairs carbon footprint when shipped around the world.