Design Coca Cola & Emeco, 2010
111 recycled PET plastic bottles
Made in USA by Emeco
"When you recycle a plastic bottle, you're doing something good. When you recycle 111 of them, you're doing something great. Help your bottle become something extraordinary again."
About four years ago Coca-Cola went to Emeco with a proposal to make the classic Navy chair out rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate- recycled plastic bottles). Their new recycling plant in South Carolina was processing thousands of plastic bottles a day and they were looking for ways to show the value of recycled plastic with beautifully designed products - ultimately encouraging more recycling. Everywhere else in the world people recycle about 80% of their bottles while in the US we recycled only about 20%.
Requiring a state-of-art mold, the new 111 Navy Chair™ includes the original stretcher (structural brace) below the seat to assure authenticity as well as creating great structural integrity. The 111 Navy Chair™ carries a 5-Year structural guarantee and is available in six colors: red, snow, flint gray, grass green, persimmon and charcoal. Snow, Flint and Red and can be used indoors or outdoors. The new chair has a distinctive, "velvet" finish that is scratch resistant and passes California and UK Fire Codes, along with BIFMA structural testing for commercial use. Optional seat pad is for indoor use only.