Described by Starck as “the chair I see when I close my eyes”, the Icon Chair was created as a stackable version of the French designer’s Hudson Chair for Emeco – both launched in 2000 during Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The Hudson and Icon chairs were the first designs launched as part of Starck and Emeco chairman Gregg Buchbinder’s Heritage Against Recycling project, which aimed to not only recycle material but use it to create products that would last for 150 years. The front legs are moulded around the seat, which is indented to better accommodate the shape of the sitter. Philippe Starck has designed a number of recognisable chairs, including the Baroque-style Louis Ghost Chair created in plastic and the Masters Chair, which combines the silhouettes of three iconic Modernist seats – both produced by Italian brand Kartell. Also available as a counter stool and bar stool version, the Icon Chair comes in hand-brushed or hand-polished aluminium. “A great chair never should have to be recycled. Philippe Starck’s aluminium Icon Chair for American furniture brand Emeco is today’s offering in our A-Zdvent calendar for 2014. “Working with Emeco has allowed me to use a recycled material and transform it into something that never needs to be discarded – a tireless and unbreakable chair to use and enjoy for a lifetime,” said Starck.