Design Emeco, 1944
Thermal treated aluminum
Made in USA by Emeco
The classic aluminum chair has been in continuous production since the mid 1940's by Emeco. Based on a marriage of style and a time honored proprietary 77 step process, Emeco can be considered the guardian of a lost art...the manufacture of something enduring and endearing. Three times stronger than steel and amazingly lightweight, these chairs have a life expectancy of at least 150 years. Timeless. Chairs admired today - and indefinitely. Chairs that span generations and cultures.
In 1944, Wilton Carlyle Dinges founded the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) in Hanover Pennsylvania utilizing the skills of local craftsman. During WWII the U.S government gave him a big assignment, make chairs that could withstand water, salt air and sailors. Make chairs lightweight and make them strong, build them for a lifetime. Aluminum was the obvious choice, engineered for practical purposes, designed by real people. Emeco named the chair with a number: 1006, some people call it the Navy chair. We still call it the Ten-o-six. Forming, welding, grinding, heat-treating, finishing, anodizing- 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. Our goal. Make recycling obsolete and keep making things that last.
The Navy Swivel chair is upholstered in black vinyl and offers swivel/tilt, tension and pneumatic height adjustment.
24" w | 24" d | 31"-33.5" h | seat: 17.5"-20" h