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Emeco Navy Collection Brushed Aluminum Side Chair 1006, a Pair
By Emeco
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Emeco Navy Collection Brushed Aluminum Side Chair 1006 - A Pair. Item features aluminum
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Jasper Morrison Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Office Armchair, Aluminum & Adjustable
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Miami, FL
Jasper Morrison Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Office Armchair Offered for sale is a "Navy Officer
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Brushed Aluminum Red Upholstered Emeco Navy Style Side Chairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage brushed aluminum red upholstered Emeco Navy Style side chairs - a pair. Item features
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Polished Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Polished Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
All upholstered accessories are handmade using the finest most durable Black vinyl or with the option of fire retardant C.O.M or C.O.L Fire retardant Foam. If C.O.M.: 1yd C.O.L.: 15 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Child’s Chair in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Polished Aluminum & Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Polished Aluminum & Cherry by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Brushed Aluminum & Cherry by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Polished Aluminum & Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Polished Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Six Emeco Navy Counter Stools in Brushed Aluminum
By Emeco
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic American set of six navy counter height stools finished in brushed aluminum made by Emeco
Category

20th Century American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Polished Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Brushed Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Brushed Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Polished Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool in Brushed Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Brushed Aluminum by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Brushed Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Brushed Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Polished Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Brushed Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Polished Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Brushed Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the navy chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Brushed Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Polished Aluminum & Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Original Aluminum and Perforated Vinyl Emeco "Navy" Desk or Armchair, 1965
By Emeco
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage navy chair rendered in aluminum frame and original perforated vinyl upholstery by Emeco
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Brushed Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Polished Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Brushed Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Brushed Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool in Polished Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool with Arms in Polished Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool with Arms in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Brushed Aluminium with Bar Back by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Brushed Aluminum with Bar Back by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum W/ Bar Back by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Chair in Polished Aluminum w/ Bar Back by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Navy Blue Fabric with Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
"Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Polished Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Brushed Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Brushed Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Polished Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Brushed Aluminum and Ash by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Barstool with Arms in Polished Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Swivel Armchair in Brushed Aluminum with Bar Back by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Counter Stool W/ Arms in Brushed Aluminum & Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Swivel Chair in Polished Aluminum with Bar Back by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Swivel Chair in Brushed Aluminum w/ Bar Back by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Swivel Armchair in Polished Aluminum w/ Bar Back by Us Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Black Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
"Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Grey Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
"Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Emeco Navy For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal emeco navy for your home. A emeco navy — often made from metal, aluminum and plastic — can elevate any home. There are 8 variations of the antique or vintage emeco navy you’re looking for, while we also have 96 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer emeco navy, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A emeco navy made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular.

How Much is a Emeco Navy?

A emeco navy can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,210, while the lowest priced sells for $150 and the highest can go for as much as $4,800.

Emeco for sale on 1stDibs

While they’re best known for their revolutionary Navy chair, iconic American furniture company Emeco makes a whole range of seating and other furniture — not just seaworthy chairs. The development of each product is guided by an eco-friendly ethos and pragmatic approach to design.

Emeco began to take shape during the 1940s, when the U.S. Navy needed a lightweight, fireproof chair that could withstand a torpedo blast and hold up to use by “big, burly sailors,” says Gregg Buchbinder, Emeco’s chief executive.

With experts from the Aluminum Company of America, an engineer named Wilton C. Dinges (1916–74) delivered, and the Emeco 1006 — that is, the Navy chair — an aluminum classic, was born. In order to demonstrate the chair’s sturdiness, Dinges threw it from the eighth floor of a hotel in Chicago, and when it landed, the chair bounced in lieu of breaking or bending.

The engineer secured a contract to manufacture the Navy chair beginning in 1944 at the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco), which he’d founded a few years earlier in Hanover, Pennsylvania. In the ensuing decades, the factory’s craftsmen would stamp out by hand hundreds of thousands of Navy chairs for battleships, aircraft carriers and submarines — a process that requires more than 70 steps.

Today, the impossibly durable Navy chair, which is recyclable and made of at least 80 percent recycled aluminum, inspires knockoffs left and right and can be found in a variety of public settings, from upscale restaurants to hotels and offices. But it took time to get here.

In 1979, Gregg’s father, Jay Buchbinder, a businessman whose Long Beach, California, furniture company manufactured seating for fast food restaurants, purchased Emeco. The company hit a rough patch in the 1990s. When Gregg acquired Emeco from Jay in 1998, he took the $2 million in debt that came along with it. Fortuitously, Gregg learned that the Navy chair had taken on a new nonmilitary identity around the same time and that it was increasingly seen as sleek and retro in addition to being great submarine seating. Orders for the Navy chair were coming in from design luminaries like Ettore Sottsass, Giorgio Armani and a daring young French designer named Philippe Starck, who purchased a large number of 1006s for Ian Schrager’s Paramount hotel in New York City.

Gregg seized on Emeco’s newfound popularity, initiating a partnership with Starck, who would design the company’s Hudson Collection, a line planned for Manhattan’s Hudson Hotel that saw the Navy chair take on the form of a barstool and other pieces. He also partnered with Frank Gehry, whose Superlight chair for Emeco can be hoisted off the ground with one hand. Collaborations with Jasper Morrison, Jean Nouvel and others followed, and today, Emeco continues to build durable seating furniture from a range of recycled materials with a variety of designers.

Find authentic Emeco chairs, stools, tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.