The American furniture company Emeco was founded in 1944 to make lightweight, non-corrosive, fire resistant and torpedo proof chairs for the US Navy. The classic 1006 Navy Chair was born. Made to last at least a hundred and fifty years, it was light, smart, functional and strong - because 'that was the best we could do'. Today their craftsmen in Hanover, Pennsylvania continue to handcraft chairs that are so strong they are passed down through …
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