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Emeco is known for its chairs and seating furniture - made of 80% recyclable material by the way

EMECO - Alfi Chair
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Alfi Chair
in Stock
€ 284,00
RRP € 516,00

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In 1944, Emeco was founded by Wilton Carlyle Dinges in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Emeco stands for Electric Machine and Equipment Co., and under this brand Dinges focussed on the skills of local craftsmen. During the Second World War, the US government gave Emeco the order to design chairs that were lightweight but stable, water and salt air resistant and therefore suitable for military purposes.

Wilton C. Dinge’s choice for the material that met all of these properties was made quickly: The chairs were to be made of aluminium. And the name was soon found: Emeco gave the chair the number 1006, but it was also known after its original purpose, the Navy Chair.

Bring Thanks to the material used in the Navy Chair by Emeco, it weighed only 3.2 kilograms. Meanwhile, there are also numerous variants of the Navy Chair. Since 2009 the Coca Cola 111 Navy Chair chair also in plastic, has been made from 111 Coca Cola bottles and different colours. Recycling at its best.

That only the best is good enough also reflects the Emeco company's philosophy further: Quality is never an accident. It is not surprising that at Emeco all products are made by hand. Machines only support the work process, polishing a chair, for example, is done entirely by hand. Emeco also uses up to 80 percent recycled aluminium for the production of the Navy Chair. Thus, each of Emeco’s chairs is unique!

In addition to the classic Navy Chair, which is also available as a chair with armrest, Emeco produces other chairs and models: The Navy swivel chair is the modified version of the Navy Chair for the office, helpfully with wheels and also made of lightweight aluminium. The comfortable Hudson Rocking Armchair, a rocking chair, in a futuristic look, was designed for Emeco by Philippe Starck in 2000.

With the Emeco chairs you can add an extra dose of industrial chic, and not only to your home. The shiny material found on Emeco seats is available in a highly polished version upon request, which at the same time makes for a glamorous, stylish look. The chairs are also perfect for fitting out public areas such as cafeterias, cafes or restaurants. The Emeco Barstools and the Navy bar stool with backrest complement the range perfectly.

Discover them on AmbienteDirect as well as a large selection of chairs by Emeco in the AmbienteDirect Design House in Munich. The most popular aluminium Emeco chairs: Navy Chair , Kong & Emeco Barstools, Hudson & Foster chairs. More Emeco chairs & Design classics available here upon request!