Design by Ettore Sottsass, 2007.
Made in Hanover, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. by Emeco.
Ettore Sottsass was the first designer to take Emeco chairs out of their typical environments - navy ships, hospitals, prisons - and use them in contemporary interior design projects. The Nine-0™ re-imagines the classic Emeco 1006 Navy® chair, manufactured by Emeco since 1944. These are the last chairs designed by Mr. Sottsass, who died on December 31, 2007 at the age of 90.
Handmade from 80% recycled aluminum. Designed to last for 150 years. The Nine-0™ Soft Back Stacking Chair is tempered for ultimate strength in a proprietary 77-step process. Emeco is the only company in the world to do this.
Brushed or polished aluminum chair with Soft Back. Integrally colored, soft polyurethane seat and back available in five colors, all suitable for outdoor use. Stacks 6 high.
All colors suitable for outdoor use (5 year warranty).
Material(s): 80% Recycled aluminum frame, polyurethane seat and back
Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass, born in 1917 in Innsbruck, is an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. He founded the Memphis Group, an influential Italian design and architecture movement of the 1980s.
Originally an architect, Sottsass became a consulting designer for typewriter manufacturer Olivetti.View other products by Ettore Sottsass
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