You can’t beat a chair with a bit of history. The Emeco 1006 Chairs certainly have history, in fact more than that, they have a military history!
Pictured here is the “Hudson” Rocking Armchair version, but the series also includes regular chairs and bar stools, and they were used in the past on US Navy destroyers and submarines. Pronounced “Ten-Oh-Six” the Emeco 1006 was produced as a collaboration between the Electric Machinery and Equipment Company (Emeco) and the Aluminium Company of America (Alcoa) back in 1944. Their aim was to produce a seaworthy chair that was resistant to corrosion and needed no maintenance. This resulted in the Emeco 1006, a chair made from a continuous piece of aluminium. Not only will these look good in your home, with credentials like that, they should last you a lifetime.
Available to buy from Modern Classics Direct, prices range from £199 for a chair, £249 for barstools and armchairs and £349 for chairs and rockers in polished metal.