Made from material sourced from the world’s largest plastic bottle recycling plant in South Carolina in the US, the 111 Navy Chair® produced in collaboration with the Coca-Cola company consists of about 60 per cent rPET plastic and a special combination of other materials including pigment and glass fibre for strength. Not bad when you consider that an estimated three million rPET plastic bottles will be recycled annually for the production of the 111 Navy Chair®. Founded in 1944 for the sole purpose of making aluminium chairs for the US Navy, in 1998 Emeco expanded its offering and began working with Frenchman Philippe Starck, creating a series of products that drew from Emeco’s historic manufacturing capabilities and Starck’s clear and articulated design approach. Since then, and several GOOD DESIGN Awards later, Emeco has collaborated with Frank Gehry, BMW Designworks, Norman Foster, Andrée Putman and Ettore Sottsass.