Emeco, the Aluminum Chair Company, will debut “Nine-0”, a new collection of chairs and stools by the Italian designer Ettore Sottsass at the 2008 Salone Internazionale del Mobile this April. The new designs re-imagine the classic all aluminum Emeco 1006 Navy® chair built for submarines in WWII and 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.
- Width: 51.5cm / 20.25 Inch
- Depth: 56.5cm / 22.25 Inch
- Height: 80cm / 31.5 Inch
- Seat Height: 47cm / 18.5 Inch
- Weight: 10.5lbs / 5 Kg
- All colours can be used outdoors (Limited Warranty)
- Stacks 6 high
- Glides with Felt Inserts: Glides with integrated felt inserts are recommended for noise reduction on hard floors.
Make chairs lightweight and make them strong, build them for a lifetime. That is Emeco’s mission. Aluminum is the obvious choice, engineered for practical purposes, designed by real people. Forming, welding, grinding, heat-treating, finishing, anodizing are just a few of the 77 steps it takes to build an Emeco chair. No one else makes chairs this way. No one can. It takes a human eye to know when the process is done right, and it takes human hands to get it that way. Their goal: Make recycling obsolete and keep making things that last. In 2006 Coca-Cola and Emeco collaborated to solve an environmental problem: Up-cycling consumer waste into a sustainable, timeless, classic chair. Made of 111 recycled PET bottles, the 111 Navy Chair is a story of innovation. GR Shop offers the Navy chair in many fun colours and almost 100 other Emeco chairs and tables.
Emeco Nine-0 Stacking Armchair Designed by:
- Ettore Sottsass
Ettore Sottsass was a grandee of late 20th century Italian design. Best known as the founder of the early 1980s Memphis collective, he also designed iconic electronic products for Olivetti, as well as beautiful glass and ceramics. Revered in Italy as a doyen of late 20th century design, Ettore Sottsass is also cited as a role model by young foreign designers, such as Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, for the breadth - as well as the quality - of his work.