Navy Chair by Emeco

Like Eames Leg Splint, Navy Chair by Emeco was a product that resulted from the United States war effort. Created in 1944 by Wilton Carlyle Dinger, founder of Emeco, to be used in submarines, "withstanding water, salt air and sailors", the chair stands out for its lightness and longevity , being considered one of the greatest contemporary design classics. Last week, i had the opportunity do see up close one of this brushed chairs (and the 111 plastic version) and was impressed by this masterpiece of american handwork. Produced using recycled aluminium with a 77 steps process (it's essential to watch this film by Eames Demetrios) at the Emeco factory in Hanover, Pennsylnavia, Navy Chair pairs an industrial image with human touch, showing the welds and little imperfections, that give even more character to the chair. The 111 Navy Chair, produced together with Coca-Cola, uses 111 PET bottles, resulting in a timelss, sustainable and innovative object! Emeco1Emeco chair shot as directed by Miki LessEmeco4Emeco5Emeco6