111 Navy Coca Cola Chair
This chair was released as part of Emeco's partnership with Coca-Cola to produce a chair from recycled plastic Coca-Cola bottles. The chair is made from 111 recycled bottles, thus explaining the product number 111.
The navy chair is an icon with a long and celebrated history. Beginning its life on navy ships in WWII, it was built to be corrosion-resistant, lightweight and virtually indestructible. In recent decades, it has been recognized as the design icon that it is and can be found within iconic works of architecture.
It has traditionally been made in brushed aluminum, but has now taken on new roles in recycled plastic, ash, walnut, polished finishes, and with unique upholstery or multi-material configurations. No matter its form, it is pure and instantly recognizable. The 111 Coca-Cola version of the chair should not be overlooked. It has great hand feel and weight to it, with a reasonable cost and a measurable ecological impact.