Ettore Sottsass and Christopher Redfern's designs for the Nine-0 Collection reimagine the classic all-aluminum Navy Chair that was built for submarines in WWII and has been manufactured by Emeco since 1944. Ettore's lifelong fascination with the Navy Chair began when he first discovered the all aluminum chair in 1956. Enthralled with its pleasing simplicity, Ettore was the first designer who took the Navy Chair out of its typical environments - navy ships, prisons, hospitals- and employed them in contemporary interior design projects. Through him, Sir Terence Conran, Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck, 1944 also grew enchanted with the Emeco chair which helped create a resurgence for Emeco in the 1990's. It was only natural that when Emeco chairman Gregg Buchbinder met up with Ettore Sottsass at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, a powerful collaboration would be formalized. "The minute we met, Ettore told me he was an admirer of the Navy Chair and in fact wished he had designed it. And we agreed, why not re-design it?" remembers Mr. Buchbinder.Design Story:
|Nine-0 Stacking Counter Stool||36.63" H x 20.25" W x 22" D||11.5 lbs|
|Product Category:||Outdoor Barstools|
Emeco Nine-0 Stacking Counter Stool
It doesn't get any better than this!
Henwydabear from Omaha, NE
While I knew that these chairs would be wonderful (I already own two Emeco Navy chairs), these stools have exceeded my expectations. They are extremely comfortable with the seats having just enough give to them. The chairs are rugged, but lightweight and the design is.....well it's an Emeco...superb! We finally found the perfect Kitchen counter stool after years of looking and trying various other chairs/stools.
Perfect Breakfast Bar
Seascape Scott from Vancouver, BC– Verified Buyer
Great stools, attractive, beautiful design, well built, comfortable[...]
Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) was founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges. Emeco's manufacturing process is the result of a collaboration with ALCOA to develop a seaworthy chair for military use. ALCOA's scientists and Navy engineers consulted with Emeco to produce the chairs in the Hanover, PA workshops and they're still made there today. Emeco's founder, Wilton C. Dinges, was a master tool and die maker, with an engineering background. His engineering ability was complemented by an appreciation for sculpture, specifically Rodin. He portrayed these two passions in an advertising campaign which expressed his original vision: the Emeco chair as a one piece sculptured masterwork. Today Emeco is led by CEO Gregg Buchbinder who sums up their vision as: design plus craftsmanship.
|• 1951 by DesignworksUSA (BMW Group) - Hooydonk||• 20-06™ by Foster and Partners||• Cafe Tables by Philippe Starck||• Emeco Stools by Philippe Starck|
|• Heritage by Philippe Starck||• Hudson by Philippe Starck||• Icon by Philippe Starck||• Kong by Philippe Starck|
|• Lancaster||• Navy||• Nine-0 by Ettore Sottsass||• Occasional Tables by Philippe Starck|
|• Parrish||• Sezz|