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Nine-O Swivel Chair


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Nine-O Swivel Chair 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 features a swivel/tilt base with tension and pneumatic height adjustment.

  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
  • Dimensions: 29.5-32.5" h x 17.8" w x 23" 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.

Materials & Measurements

Recycled aluminum, both post consumer and post industrial. Polyurethane seat.

Overall: 29.5-32.5" h x 17.8" w x 23" d
Seat height: 17.5-20.5"

Environmental Information

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).

About The Manufacturer

Emeco Furniture LogoEmeco'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.

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Shipping & Delivery

Emeco products come with free shipping for destinations within the contiguous United States.

Shipping Specifications:
container size: 25" x 25" x 33"
container weight: 30 lbs

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.
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Product Q&A

Q: Can the Nine O Swivel Chair be used outside?
A: The Nine O Swivel Chair 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 Swivel Chair?
A: The Nine O Swivel Chair 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 Swivel Chair 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 Swivel Chair stackable?
A: The Nine O Swivel Chair is not stackable.
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The Emeco Nine-O Chair comes with a 7-year warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.
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