Paris-based designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed ‘Truss’, a multifunctional collection of tables, sofas and benches, for American furniture maker Emeco. The manufacturer is known for its reuse of waste materials and robust handcrafted chairs that are built to be passed down through generations, an example of which is the 1006 Navy Chair® made from scrap aluminium in 1944.
The ‘Truss’ family of furniture is based on a sturdy recycled aluminium frame, along with a traditional truss system, and side panels made of marine-grade US-sourced Douglas Fir plywood. The tables, sofas, and benches are available in three sizes, with brushed or powder-coated perforated aluminium bases or tops, which can be interconnected to form larger pieces of furniture. Photos by Emeco. Emeco