Splurge or Save: Aluminum Chair

Splurge or Save: Aluminum Chair

Sarah Coffey
Sep 13, 2007

The aluminum Navy Chair is a classic shape from the 1940s, designed by the Electric Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) and the Alcoa aluminum group. The aluminum frame was made for use at sea, and Emeco Navy chairs are still handmade by craftsmen today. The simple design is also readymade for mass production and the design is often copied. We put together two rooms: one based around the classic Emeco chair and one centered around a less expensive version from CB2. Click below to compare the two rooms...

Splurge Room (Top):Emeco Navy Chair, $385 at Design Public • Parsons Dining Table, $829 at Crate and Barrel • Mandarin Leaf Rug, $898 at Anthropologie • Fiesta Turquoise Drinkware Set, on sale for $53.99 at amazon • Cira Silk Curtains, $139 - $179 at Crate and Barrel • Splugen Brau Silver Pendant, $430 at Room and Board • Todd Oldham Candy Corn Orchids, $49.99 at FTD Save Room (Bottom):Bandit Chair, $119 at CB2 • Bjursta Dining Table, $299 at IKEA • Bermuda Rug, $299 at CB2 • Sunami Bowls, on sale for $35 at Urban Outfitters • Jaya Aqua Canvas Curtains, $59.98 at World Market • Kroby Pendant Lamp, $19.99 at IKEA • Daisy Chrysanthemum Plant, $34.99 at FTD
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