Nine-O Stacking Armchair by Emeco designed by Ettore Sottsass
Ettore sought to create a contemporary version of the Navy Chair that would exhibit both durability and functionality and eventually lead to a long and prosperous stay on the market. This model has been made with arms that lend to the natural character of the piece.
Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
Stacks six high
Dimensions: 31.5" h x 20.25" w x 22.25" d
Available in brushed or polished aluminum frame, with integrally colored, soft polyurethane seat and back, in green, blue, orange, red, or gray.
Also available with 3-bar back, open back, or soft back.
Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more
The first architect to use the Emeco chairs out of their industrial context for homes and shops, Ettore Sottsass was asked to design an update - soft seat, wider and stacking. Before he died at the age of 90 (Nine-O), Sottsass was able to see the final prototype of his chair.
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.
Q: Can the Nine O Stacking Armchair be used outside? A: The Nine O Stacking Armchair in the brushed aluminum finish can be used outdoors with periodic cleaning. Emeco does not recommend the polished finish to be placed outdoors.
Q: Can I customize the Nine O Stacking Armchair? A: The Nine O Stacking Armchair is available in brushed or polished aluminum, with five color options for seat and/or back pads. The choice is yours.
Q: Is the Nine O Stacking Armchair recyclable? Absolutely! Emeco uses 80 percent recycled aluminum to make its chairs, and the aluminum content in Emeco chairs is 100 percent recyclable.
Q: Is the Nine O Stacking Armchair stackable? A: The Nine O Stacking Armchair is stackable to six high.