Article No. NIN0 30 OP GREEN
Before he died at the age of 90, Ettore Sottsass worked with Emeco on his last chair- the Nine-0. The inspiration was Sottsass own Navy chair in his Milan apartment-but this time with a soft polyurethane seat and back and with or without the classic “Sottsass” arm.
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