French designer Jean Nouvel cited a “philosophy of nothingness” as the drive behind this streamlined and lightweight version of Emeco’s 1006 Navy Chair, first released in 1944. SoSo is made of 80% recycled, hand-brushed aluminum. It measures 21” wide by 16“ deep by 31” high, and weighs 8 pounds. emeco.net
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who writes about new products and sustainable design.