We mentioned Ettore Sottsass earlier this week when covering the classic Olivetti Valentine typewriter. He died in 2007, aged 90, but before his death he designed the Emeco Nine-0 seating range.
The design for all the chairs is an update of the classic (and modernist-inspired) Emeco 1006 Navy chair, used in submarines from 1944. The new versions come with a hand-brushed or hand-polished aluminium frame with a soft polyurethane seat and in some cases, a back too. The range includes stacking chairs, armchairs, office chairs and bar stools.
The chairs were on display at the Milan furniture show in April, but are just drifting into stores now. The US retailer Design Public currently stocks them, with prices starting at the equivalent of £190.