Nine O Stacking Chair


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Nine-O Stacking 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.

  • 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.

Materials & Measurements

Recycled aluminum, both post consumer and post industrial

Overall: 31.5" h x 20.25" w x 22.25" d
Seat height: 18.5"

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.

Shipping & Delivery

Options are good. Here are your 4 shipping options:

Standard Curbside: Free

Standard Curbside Truck Shipping
Curbside shipping includes delivery of large or fragile items to your curb or front door Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This service does not include delivery inside your home or office, so be prepared. If you want to save money on shipping and are ok with a little moving and unpacking, this is your best option.

Standard Shipping: Free

Standard Ground Shipping
Standard ground shipping includes delivery by FedEx or UPS to your door or main lobby. Once shipped, items generally arrive within 2-5 business days. Simple, fast and easy service.

Inside Delivery: $100.00 per item

Inside Delivery Service
Inside delivery is a cost efficient way to have large or fragile items delivered to your room of choice. When your order reaches the local station in your area, the delivery agent will call to schedule a four hour delivery appointment. Caveat: If you need debris removal or light assembly (30 min max), you may want to consider our White Glove service.

Premium Inside Delivery: $150.00 per item

Premium Inside Delivery Service
Premium Inside Delivery is our most comprehensive delivery service option. This service includes a four-hour delivery appointment, placement inside your room of choice (two flights of stairs max), unpacking, set up (up to 30 minutes without tools), and debris removal. If you want a no hassle delivery experience, this is your best option.

Assembly time of over 30 minutes and room placement over two flights of stairs incurs additional shipping charges. Please call 888-467-6278 for more information and a customized quote.

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

Shipping Specifications:
container size: 23" x 22" x 35"
container weight: 20 lbs

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

Product Q&A

Q: Can the Nine O Stacking Chair be used outside?
A: The Nine O Stacking 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 Stacking Chair?
A: The Nine O Stacking 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 Stacking 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 Stacking Chair stackable?
A: The Nine O Stacking Chair is stackable to six high.

Product Q&A


The Emeco Nine-O Chair comes with a 7-year warranty.

For more information, please see the Emeco warranty guide.