Emeco recently collaborated with Jasper Morrison to give its classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel chairs, available in hand-brushed aluminum or a black powder coat finish. Upholstery is offered in a selection of Kvadrat and Maharam textiles and leathers.
The upholstered Navy Officer series was first introduced in 1948. As US Navy Officers were being redeployed off Navy Warships to land based facilities, they wanted a little more comfort than the ship board 1006 Navy chair provided. The Navy Officer Chair was born a bit bigger and a bit softer. Since then, the Navy Officer series has been used for working and dining in settings where an extra level of comfort and durability is demanded. With its long history, not to mention its countless cameo appearances in films and TV series, this humble but proud chair is an unimpeachable symbol of no-nonsense American ingenuity.
Jasper Morrison has made this classic chair relevant for today, whilst remaining true to its original look, character and material - recycled aluminum. "This distinctive US Navy design and personality is immediately recognizable," commented Gregg Buchbinder, CEO & Owner, Emeco. "The idea was to build on that heritage and make it a chair for everyone - today and tomorrow. Jasper Morrison's update has done just that, and given the Navy Officer Chair a healthy dose of Super Normal.
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