Story of a chair became a design icon: The Navy Chair

1944: The US Navy commissioned the newborn Emeco (Electrical Machine and Equipment Company) a chair that can withstand water, salt and navigation: … comes the “1006”, better known as Navy chair, still chair icon world design. Initially built entirely in aluminum for American submarines, the Navy Chair is still in production of lightweight aluminum and recycled which, thanks to a production process consists of 77 steps, once welded is then tempered to ensure the solidity. The chair is anodized to ensure a 150-year resistance to life.

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