Emeco Offers Cash for Clunker Chairs
Emeco will collect the unwanted chairs and send them to its recycling plant to be repurposed into future products for the Emeco line.
Laurel Petriello -- Interior Design, 12/2/2009 12:00:00 AM
We heard of General Motors’s cash for clunkers campaign a few months ago, but Emeco is putting an interior design spin on this deal-busting concept. From November 25 through February 2010, the chair manufacturer will offer a 50 percent discount on any chair and stool in its online catalog to anyone sending in an old, clunker aluminum chair.
Emeco will collect the unwanted chairs and send them to its recycling plant in Baltimore, Maryland. The discarded aluminum will then be repurposed into future products for the Emeco line. The Pennsylvania-based company will accept any aluminum chair for recycling, and customers can exchange more than one chair, as well. All chairs and stools made by Emeco qualify for the discount.
Denis Tangen, who runs Emeco’s production and thought up the scheme, said, “I keep seeing those cheap, beat up aluminum chairs – and worse, the Chinese knock-offs. This is a way to recycle those and get people some brand-new, real Emeco chairs that will last forever,” Denis Tangen of Emeco.
More information can be found at emeco.net.