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Navy Upholstered Chair


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Navy Upholstered Chair by Emeco
designed by Winton Dinges

This particular model features the sophistication of the original Navy Chair designed with the comfort of a black vinyl upholstered back and seat.

  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum content
  • Dimensions: 33" h x 17.5" w x 21.6" d
  • Available in brushed or polished aluminum
  • Estimated lifespan of 150 years or more

Emeco was founded as a response to a commission from the Navy to make chairs for submarines in WWII. The contract specified that the chair had to be able to withstand torpedo blasts to the side of a destroyer. Founded by Winton Dinges in 1944, the company employs a 77 Step Process that was developed by Alcoa and Emeco to manufacture a chair so durable that it far exceeded the Navy's specifications.

Materials & Measurements

Recycled aluminum, both post consumer and post industrial, and black vinyl upholstery

Overall: 33" h x 17.5" w x 21.6" d
Seat height: 18"

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: 27" x 19" x 39"
container weight: 22 lbs

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

Product Q&A

Q: Can the Navy Upholstered Chair be used outside?
A: Emeco does not recommend that its upholstered furniture be placed outside.

Q: Can I customize the Navy Upholstered Chair?
A: The Navy Upholstered Chair is available in brushed aluminum or polished aluminum finish. The choice is yours.

Q: Is the Navy Upholstered 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 Navy Upholstered Chair stackable?
A: The Navy Upholstered Chair is not stackable.

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The Emeco Navy Chair comes with a lifetime warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.