20-06 Stacking Chair by Emeco designed by Sir Norman Foster
The look of the 20-06 Collection recalls the design of the classic Navy Chair, the all-aluminum icon first made for submarines in WWII, but is updated for modern times with a sleek, minimal structure.
Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
Dimensions: 31.5" h x 18.5" w x 19.5" d
Available in brushed aluminum
Seat and back pad available
Armless chairs stack 15 high
Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more
A more "anonymous" version of the Navy chair, the 20-06 was created for use in an indoor/outdoor cafe in 2006. These chairs have solid bars of aluminum at the bend in each leg - resulting in a super strong structure that can hold 1000 pounds, while only weighing seven pounds!
Emeco uses 80 percent recycled aluminum to make its chairs, and the aluminum content in Emeco chairs are 100 percent recyclable. During the production process, aluminum emits no VOCs or aldehydes in any measurable concentration.
In addition to using environmentally friendly materials in the production process, Emeco uses 100 percent recyclable shipping and packing materials (they even use paper tape).
Emeco's founder, Winton C. Dinges, was a master tool and die maker with an engineering background. He believed that a hands-on approach to production using outstanding materials would lead to outstanding design and outstanding furniture. It is a vision that has served Emeco well since 1944.
Few organizations have as storied a history as the Electric Machine and Equipment Company. Emeco's first major achievement was the Navy Chair- a chair designed in collaboration with ALCOA for seaworthiness. Since then, it has expanded its offering but held closely to Dinges' vision. Emeco and its manufacturing facilities are based in Hanover, Pennsylvania.