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First let's make things that last.
What becomes a design icon most? Emeco, the Hanover, PA-based manufacturer, has found the answer--more than once. Since Emeco introduced the 1006 Navy chair in aluminum in 1944, it has proved, repeatedly, that good design literally lasts a lifetime. Today, Emeco is a maverick in design and sustainability. It’s developed seating by Philippe Starck, Frank Gehry, Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW Design Group Designworks USA, Foster and Partners, Ettore Sottsass, Andrée Putman, Michael Young. With the Coca-Cola Company, it re-launched the Navy 1066 in recycled PET via a process that up-cycles 111 used Coca-Cola bottles per chair. All Emeco chairs are LEED™ compliant, made of 80% recycled aluminum or 65% rPET. As for the chair that put Emeco on the map, it has an estimated 150-year lifespan and a lifetime guarantee. And because the design’s classic, there’s no need to recycle.