Best Office Chairs | NAVY® Upholstered Swivel Armchair by Emeco

Best Office Chairs | NAVY® Upholstered Swivel Armchair by Emeco

We fell in love with Electrical Machine and Equipment Company’s (Emeco) Navy Upholstered Swivel Chair made in USA. These by far are the best office chairs – they are extremely durable, stylish and American-made.

This chair was originally built for submarines during WWII and has been in continuous production ever since. The chair has history, comfort, and a very clean style all rolled together.

Aluminum Swivel Office Chair

Originally built for submarines during WWII.

Navy Upholstered Swivel Chair Tech Specs:

  • hand polished
  • recycled aluminum
  • 24″ width
  • 24″ depth
  • 31-33.5″ height
  • 17.5-20″ seat
  • 28lb weight
  • rolls like a champ
  • made in USA
In 1998, Emeco had a good problem to have. Their sales were declining. The 1006 (ten-o-six) Navy chair is so indestructible that the U.S. government had no need to replace them.

As with many American company genesis stories, Emeco started with bold objectives and met each and every single one set forth at the time by the U.S. Navy. A chair needed to be built that was lightweight, withstood water, salt air and sailors. The innovation trail led to a 77 step process that no-one else to-date has been able to recreate.

77 Step Process Since 1944

According to Emeco, “Approximately 75% of aluminum produced since 1888 is still in use today.” Wow. So what is this American-made chair manufacturers stance on recycling? Why bother when you can make a chair that lasts for generations. Change the focus from “use, dispose, recycle” to “use, use and continue to use”.

“Approximately 75% of aluminum produced since 1888 is still in use today.”

For the best office chairs made in USA check out Emeco.

77 Steps from Emeco on Vimeo.