the chair on the left is emeco's classic aluminium navy chair, the one on the right is their new 111 navy chair, done in collaboration with coca-cola. the chair is called the 111 navy chair because that's how many recycled coke bottles are used to make it.
Coke asked us [at Emeco] to make the classic Navy Chair out of a new, unproven formulation of rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate- recycled plastic bottles). They introduced us [at Emeco] to the scientists at BASF the international chemical innovator and together we developed proprietary mix made of about 60% and a special combination of pigment combined with glass fiber for strength.
Requiring a state-of-art mold, the new 111 Navy Chair™ includes the original stretcher (structural brace) below the seat. This detail not only assures authenticity, but creates great structural integrity. The 111 Navy Chair™ carries a 5-Year structural guarantee. The new 111 Navy Chair™ is available in six colors: Red, Snow, Flint Gray, Grass Green, Persimmon and Charcoal. Snow, Flint and Red can be used outdoors. The new chair has a distinctive, “velvet” finish that is scratch resistant.
the original navy chair is a great design; strong, robust, lightweight and comfortable too. just like the previously blogged about nike football kits (which are made of recycled bottles), this is yet another green design i really like!