The original aluminium 'Navy' 1006 chair was designed to be used in submarines in 1944 by Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.)
The company's manufacturing process is the result of a collaboration between Emeco and the US navy to develop a seaworthy chair for military use.
Today, Emeco designs include Hudson, Icon and Broom by Philippe Stark, Superlight by Frank Gehry, 1951 chair by BMW Designworks USA, 20-06 chair by Foster & Partners, Nine 0 chair by the late Ettore Sottsass, Morgans chair by the late Andree Putman, and Parrish Chair by Konstantin Grcic.
The 1006 chairs are still handmade in Hanover from 80% recycled aluminium and designed to last 150 years. Furniture doesn't get more sustainable than that.
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