The Emeco Soso Chair is so, so awesome. So minimal, so crisp, so fresh and so clean. Much more than just so-so, this lightweight aluminum chair was designed by Jean Nouvel using the same manufacturing technique perfected with the iconic 1006 Navy Chair. The enveloping back and armrests add a new level of comfort to the original aluminum chairs. Like all Emeco productions, the SoSo Chair is incredibly environmentally friendly, using 80 percent recycled aluminum in its construction and 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life.
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.
Emeco uses 80 percent recycled aluminum to make its chairs
The aluminum content in Emeco chairs is 100 percent recyclable
During the production process, aluminum emits no VOCs or aldehydes in any measurable concentration
Emeco uses 100 percent recyclable shipping and packing materials (they even use paper tape).
Smart Furniture customers know that one of the most important causes for our business is the environment. Much of our corporate policy is geared toward lessening our impact, and rewarding and collaborating with other furniture makers and vendors who feel the same way. The makers of the Emeco Navy Chair are one such company. We strive to work with vendors who make environmentally responsible furniture, and we design all of our processes to make sure that we don't contribute to waste and pollution, and decrease our footprint on the environment.