Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), used in billions of plastic bottles every year, is probably the most common plastic on earth. Our goal is to keep it out of landfills and oceans by turning it into timeless, well-built products that people want to keep for a long time - the opposite of disposable.
In 2010, Emeco collaborated with Coca-Cola to solve an environmental problem: Upcycling consumer waste into a classic, sustainable chair. It takes a lot of thinking, testing and work hours to turn the soft PET into a structurally sound chair. But well worth the time. Made of at least 111 recycled PET bottles, the 111 Navy chair is a story of innovation. Every year, we keep millions of waste plastic bottles out of landfills and oceans.
What's more, we've continued to engineer and improve the material so that it can now be 100% recycled, without loss of strength. Meaning we can turn old chairs into new chairs. On and on. A step on our path towards a circular future.
All our chairs and stools made from recycled PET are built to meet the demands of high use environments and can be cleaned with bleach and hydrogen peroxide, to meet today's cleaning protocols. Also suitable for outdoor use.