A 1948 design.
Made in Hanover, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. by Emeco.
The Navy® Upholstered Swivel Chair is a modernized version of chairs originally designed for Naval Offices of the late 1940s. This silhouette for today's workplace begins with Emeco's iconic Navy recycled aluminum frame, adding foam and vinyl upholstery to the full back and seat pan. This variation includes swivel/tilt adjustment, tension adjustment and pneumatic height adjustment atop its rolling caster base. Available with Brushed or Hand Polished Aluminum frame.
Navy® Collection chairs by Emeco are admired today and indefinitely. Chairs that span generations and cultures. Built individually by a handful of craftsmen, 77 painstaking steps at a time. And designed to last 150 years.
Emeco furniture is hand welded and hand brushed for a warm, uniform finish. Weld lines are natural and always visible, and can range from very light to slightly darker than the adjoining aluminum surface. All Emeco furniture will exhibit slight variations of handcraft.
Material(s): 80% Recycled aluminum, vinyl
Emeco has an interesting history beginning in 1944 with the 1006 Navy chair, the granddaddy of Emeco that was designed to withstand the harsh environment on a Navy ship, including water, salt air, and sailors. (Legend has it, the seat of the Emeco 1006 Navy Chair was modeled after the seat of actress Betty Grable.) Since then Emeco has had some new editions, designed by some good friends: Philippe Starck, Frank Gehry, and Ettore Sottsass to name a few.
The creative process behind the development of Emeco products is one that is loose and organic, intuitive, and explorative. The philosophy is rooted in the fact that the search for good design is as much part of the development process as is the forming, welding, and hand finishing of its products. Emeco's designers and manufacturers are equally valued and respected, and their combined dedication, intuition, and skill have uniformly contributed to the company's continuing growth. All Emeco chairs are LEED™ compliant, made of 80% recycled aluminum or 65% rPET. The aluminum chairs have an estimated lifespan of 150 years and a lifetime guarantee.
Emeco is a leader when it comes to chair fabrication. Committed to sustainability and protecting the environment, Emeco uses post consumer and post industrial waste to create chairs with ultimate strength, intended to last for decades. Chairs admired today and indefinitely. Chairs that span generations and cultures.View other products from Emeco