Strong Identities and Thoughtful Materials

Emeco celebrates 75 years of the classic 1006 Navy Chair and presents On & On collection

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Strong Identities and Thoughtful Materials
10/05/2019 - Emeco launches a series of new products for 2019 each with strong identifying personalities. To mark the occasion of the 1006 Navy Chair’s 75th Anniversary, Jasper Morrison has revisited the classic Emeco piece with an updated anniversary edition, and a sleekly built wooden version. Moreover, the brand introduces On & On, a collection of chairs and stools which uses recycled plastic, with a program offering customers the possibility to recycle the chairs - turning them into new Emeco creations. Navy Family by Emeco

Navy Family by Emeco

Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison
For the 75th Anniversary of the 1006 Navy Chair, Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update – preparing it to be of service for the next 75 years. Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

This distinctive US Navy design and personality is immediately recognizable. The idea was to build on that heritage and make it a chair for everyone – today and tomorrow’, says Gregg Buchbinder, Chairman of Emeco.

The upholstered Navy Officer series was first introduced in 1948. As US Navy Officers were being redeployed off Navy Warships to land based facilities, they wanted a little more comfort than the ship board 1006 Navy chair provided. The Navy Officer Chair was born, a bit bigger and a bit softer. Since then, the Navy Officer series has been used for working and dining in settings where an extra level of comfort and durability is demanded.

Jasper Morrison has made this classic chair relevant for today, whilst remaining true to its original look, character and material - recycled aluminum.

The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, armchair and swivel chairs, available in brushed and polished aluminum, with upholstered seats in a selection of Kvadrat and Maharam textiles.

Navy Wood Chair by Jasper Morrison
The classic aluminum 1006 Navy Chair also transforms with a new wood edition, bringing a new expression in a highly appreciated natural material. Navy Wood by Emeco

Navy Wood by Emeco

With its smooth touch and feeling of warmth, the Navy Wood Chair comes in three finishes: White Oak, Black-Stained Oak and Walnut - all locally sourced from sustainably managed forests and crafted in collaboration with the brand’s Amish wood crafting neighbors in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The chairs have been carefully engineered to remain true to the original Navy chair – the iconic seat shape is carved from solid wood, and the curved backrest is made of bent wood, where the wood grain direction mimics the brush grain of the original brushed aluminum. The signature H-stretcher holding the legs in place ensure strength and stability and the wood types were selected to be timeless, useful, and hard wearing. This mindful exploration of craftsmanship, engineering and materials makes for a well built, humble chair with an innate graceful quality.

Wood is one of the few organic, natural renewable resources. It’s a strong material to make a long-life chair, which fits our Navy Collection perfectly. With its rich nuances and smooth fingertip touch, wood has a special beauty that makes you really appreciate nature. It will never go out of style’, Buchbinder comments.

On & On by Barber & Osgerby
Emeco and Barber & Osgerby introduce On & On, a collection of chairs and stools combining longevity of design, durability, and the use of recycled materials that can be recycled – on and on. Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

The starting point for the collaboration was to evolve the simple and timeless café chair, engineered for strength and designed specifically with recycling in mind. Together, Emeco and Barber & Osgerby have created a collection of chairs and stools that are physically and visually lightweight, yet extremely strong and durable, making them suitable for both demanding commercial environments and domestic use, indoors and out.

The On & On chairs and stools are made of 70% rPET - waste plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in the landfill, 10% non-toxic pigment, and 20% glass fiber for strength. With closed loop recycling as the ultimate goal, Emeco is currently working on a chair-to-chair program where customers can return old chairs, so that the material is used to make their new chairs - all made & remade in America.

The On & On collection is offered in a variety of seat materials, for different settings and purposes. The rPET seat versions – matching the chair and stool frames – are available in six crisp, timeless colors suitable for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Plywood seats in oak or ash, and upholstered seats, offer a different appeal for interiors. The stools are available in two heights – bar stool height and counter height, and the chairs stack 6 high.

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On & On by Emeco

Barber & Osgerby

Barber & Osgerby

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Officer Chair by Emeco

Navy Wood by Emeco

Navy Wood by Emeco

Navy Wood by Emeco

Navy Wood by Emeco

Navy Wood by Emeco

Navy Wood by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

On & On by Emeco

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