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Maintenance and CareOur first product, the Navy Chair, was made in 1944 to withstand the toughest conditions. Today our products are still designed and built to last. Part of that is ensuring they can be cleaned to keep them looking good for a long time and to help maintain a healthy environment - at home or in public settings, such as hospitality, corporate or healthcare environments.
- All our recycled plastic and hand brushed aluminum chairs and stools are bleach cleanable. Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners may also be used, dilution level 1:10. Please see detailed product specific info below.
- Aluminum has anti-bacterial properties, making it a desirable material for sensitive settings such as healthcare environments, where it also performs exceptionally well from a maintenance standpoint.
Care + Maintenance for the 1006 Navy CollectionAll Emeco Navy chairs and stools are made by hand. Each piece is unique with subtle differences.
Anodizing changes the aluminum surface to aluminum oxide, a super-strong material.
Anodized aluminum is corrosion-proof and can be used outdoors, however we suggest cleaning with soap and water every two weeks to remove grit and other air pollutants that can pit the surface.
Emeco Navy chairs and stools with brushed finish are bleach cleanable. Hydrogen peroxide based cleaners (dilution level 1:10) may also be used.
To keep your chairs looking beautiful, clean with soap and water, and dry with a soft cloth. You can also use Windex®, Formula 409® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a lint free towel. Hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners may also be used, dilution level 1:10. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any aluminum furniture. For Heavy-duty dirt or oil use a very hot water and strong soap, followed by LIGHT scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a soft bristled brush or damp Scotchbrite® pad.
Light scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a Scotchbrite® pad.
Treat the stain with the appropriate cleaner (i.e. bleach for coffee, paint thinner for paint) leave the cleaner sit on the stain until the stain is dissolved, then follow the instructions for heavy duty dirt.
It takes eight hours to hand polish each piece of Emeco furniture. Each item will exhibit slight variations of handcraft.
There is no coating on Emeco’s hand polished items and they will begin to patina immediately upon use. Polished aluminum is non-corrosive and does not tarnish. To keep your polished chairs shining brightly use an ordinary car wax. Do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or brushes on hand polished aluminum.
Windex® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a soft, lint free towel. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any aluminum furniture.
Heavy-duty dirt or oil
We recommend Emeco Clean & Shine, which can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, use very hot water and strong soap, followed by a soft, lint free towel.
High quality aluminum polish with buffing pads in a circular pattern (available at most hardware stores). Follow by a light polish of cornstarch with a very soft cloth.
WarrantyEmeco furniture is built in accordance with the highest standards of design and manufacture. Emeco warrants its furniture to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and conditions for the periods stated below from date of receipt.
Emeco Life-time Warranty*:
1006 Navy, 1 Inch All Aluminum, 20-06 chairs and stools, Emeco Stools, Heritage, Hudson, Icon, Kong, Sezz and Soso.
* Life-time warranty is extended for the above mentioned products purchased as of Jan 1st, 2002
Emeco 7-year Warranty:
1 Inch Collection (3 year warranty for outdoor use for items with clear anodized aluminum and reclaimed wood polypropylene material), 1951 chairs and stools, all Swivel seating and 20-06 tables.
Emeco 5-year Warranty:
1 Inch Reclaimed, 1104 Navy (indoor use), 111 Navy Collection (3 year light-fast outdoor warranty*), 2 Inch Tables, Alfi Collection, Broom Collection (3 year light-fast outdoor warranty*), Parrish Collection (2 year warranty for outdoor use for chairs with reclaimed polypropylene seats)
*The 3 year outdoor warranty on all colors for 111 Navy and Broom models are valid for products with production date as of January 1st, 2018, from Emeco factory.
Emeco 3-year Warranty:
On & On Collection (Indoor and Outdoor for rPET seats, Indoor only for plywood and upholstered seats), Navy Wood
Emeco 2-year Warranty:
Lancaster Collection, Run Collection, SU Collection
This warranty extends only to the original purchasers who purchased new products from Emeco.
Fabric that is not manufactured by Emeco is not covered by this warranty but governed solely by the guarantees or warranties, if any, of the upholstery manufacturer. This warranty also does not include factory upholstery, scratches and chips to a powder coated color finish, scratches or discoloration and deterioration to plastic (due to harsh cleaners) or plastic laminate components, scratches and blemishes to polyurethane components, scratches and blemishes to a polished finish, wood finishes, table top wear, or floor glide wear.
This warranty does not include scratches or discoloration and deterioration to rPET plastic (due to harsh cleaners), reclaimed Wood Polypropylene plastic or floor glide wear. Variations in color and finish are integral to the rPET and reclaimed Wood Polypropylene as well as all the recycled and reclaimed materials we use in our products and should be expected.
Natural variations in wood grain and color is characteristic of this natural material and are not included in this warranty.
Discoloration of surface materials due to stains, harsh cleaners, dye from clothing including denim are not included in this warranty.
Emeco is not liable for any loss of time, inconvenience, commercial loss, incidental or consequential damages incurred or suffered by the purchaser or any third party in respect of the product.
This warranty does not apply to furniture damaged by accident, abuse, neglect, or misuse, nor does it apply if repairs are attempted by purchaser or by anyone other than an authorized Emeco agent or the Emeco factory.
In no event shall liability under this warranty exceed the original purchase price of defective furniture.
Emeco will replace or repair defective furniture covered by this warranty. Customers must send an email to email@example.com to report a claim, and items must be shipped, prepaid to: Emeco, 805 Elm Ave., Hanover PA USA 17331.
Environmental StatementAt Emeco, we take a responsible approach to our production and processes when manufacturing our furniture. We are committed to sustainability and protecting our environment. Emeco is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment by choosing materials, methods and processes that offer the least risk to our environment without compromising design, performance or affordability.
We utilize the best available control technologies to reduce the environmental impact where needed, recycling waste and used materials at every opportunity, eliminating other impacts to the environment and reducing the carbon footprint of our products to minimum achievable levels. At Emeco, we strive to improve our operations in all areas. In addition to reducing energy consumption, whenever possible we go beyond and select energy sources that have the lowest impact on the environment, such as electricity from renewable resources.
We use post-consumer and post-industrial waste that would otherwise be disposed as waste, to create chairs intended to last decades. At Emeco we make chairs from recycled aluminium that are made to last at least 150 years.
The following models conform to the ETL Environmental VOC+ Product Certification: 1 Inch Aluminum Collection, 1 Inch Reclaimed Collection, 1 Inch Tables, 20-06 Collection, 20-06 Tables, Alfi Collection, Broom Collection, Emeco Stool, Heritage Collection, Hudson Collection, Icon Collection, Kong Collection, Lancaster Chairs and Stools, 111 Navy, 1006 Navy, 1104 Navy, Navy Upholstered Collection, Run Aluminum Benches and Tables, Sezz Collection, SoSo Collection, SU Concrete, SU Cork, SU Recycled Plastic, and SU Wood.
Health Product Declaration (HPD):
The following models conform to the Health Product Declaration (HPD), and are included on Mindful Materials platform: 1 Inch Aluminum Collection, 1 Inch Reclaimed, 20-06 Collection, Alfi Collection, Broom Collection, Emeco Stool, Heritage Collection, Hudson Collection, Icon Collection, Kong Collection, Lancaster Collection, 111 Navy, 1006 Navy, 1104 Navy, Run Collection, Sezz Collection, SoSo Collection, SU Collection.
Healthier Hospitals Program:
The following models adhere to the Healthier Hospitals Safer Chemicals Challenge, Version 2.0: 1 Inch Aluminum Collection, 1 Inch Reclaimed Collection, 2 Inch Tables, 1951 Collection, 20-06 Collection, Alfi Aluminum, Broom Collection, Emeco Stool, Heritage Collection, Hudson Collection, Icon Collection, Kong Collection, Nine-0 Collection, 111 Navy, 1006 Navy, Navy Upholstered Collection, On & On Collection, Parrish Collection, Run Aluminum Benches and Tables, Sezz Collection, SoSo Collection, SU Collection.
Our Healthier Hospitals Program, HPDs and VOC Certifications can be downloaded here.
Selected initiatives supporting our policy:
- Emeco’s products are manufactured in the US.
- The Emeco factory in Hanover PA conforms to all applicable US, State and Local environmental requirements.
- Emeco uses clear coat anodizing as the surface finishing method for most of our aluminum products. This not only significantly reduces particulate emissions, but also produces no volatile organic carbons (VOCs) in the application of the finish.
- All welding machines have internal cooling systems to reduce water consumption by 15%
- Advanced lighting technologies are installed throughout our manufacturing operations resulting in a 24% annual reduction in electrical consumption rate.
- All aluminum used in Emeco products are at least 80% recycled and 100% recyclable.
- Of the recycled aluminum, half is post consumer (soft drink cans) and half is postindustrial (manufacturing scrap). Chairs made out of virgin aluminum have an energy density that is 17 times higher than that of Emeco chairs. Use of recycled aluminum as oppose to virgin aluminum in production leads to 95% less energy consumption.
- Emeco’s aluminum scrap generation-rate is approx. 6% annually by weight.
- Emeco Manufacturing returns 100% of aluminum scrap to recyclers.
- Emeco’s 111 Navy Chair contains at least 65% Recycled PET plastic.
- 100% of the PET used comes from a post consumer recycled source.
- Emeco’s Recycled PET chairs are 100% recyclable.
- Emeco uses sustainable timber and low-VOC finishes on our wood components.
- Emeco’s Broom chair is made of 90% industrial waste content and is 100% recyclable.
- The reclaimed wood polypropylene seats of Emeco’s Alfi and 1 Inch collections are made of 100% industrial waste content and are 100% recyclable.
- Emeco’s Su Collection uses a variety of reclaimed and recycled materials in components such as recycled PET, Green Concrete mixed with post-consumer glass, reclaimed wood and recycled aluminum.
- Emeco has a chair-to-chair recycling program. The plastic and all-aluminum chairs can be returned to Emeco for recycling. Emeco will recycle and put the recycled material back in chair manufacturing of the same or similar model.
No product can be LEED Certified; certification is only granted to the entire building or interior. A project is LEED Certified by qualifying for credits that accrue when environmentally sound choices are made in the design and building process. Product choices can help the project qualify for LEED Certification by being environmentally sound. Some jurisdictions require new construction to have a minimum number of LEED Credits.
- Specifying Emeco furniture contributes to credit #2.1, Construction Waste Management because Emeco uses 100% recyclable shipping and packing materials.
- Specifying the Emeco 111 Navy Chair and Su stools with rPET seats contributes to credit #4.2, Recycled Content. 111 Navy Chair is made of 65% and Su stools with PET seats are made of 50% post-consumer recycled material.
- Specifying Emeco aluminum furniture contributes to credit #4.2, Recycled Content because it is made of between 80% recycled aluminum; 40% post-consumer recycled material and 40% post-industrial recycled material.
- Specifying Emeco furniture contributes to credit #5.1, Regionally Manufactured Materials when shipped projects within 500 miles of our Hanover, PA facility – cities on the East Coast from Boston through Washington, DC. In addition, the recycled aluminum used in Emeco products is processed in Baltimore, MD, adding another credit contribution.
- Specifying the Emeco 111 Navy Chair contributes to credit #5.1, Regionally Manufactured Materials when shipped projects within 500 miles of our Lenoir, NC facility – cities on the East Coast from Washington, DC through Miami. In addition, the recycled PET plastic used in the Emeco 111 Navy Chair is processed in Cavendish, VT, adding another credit contribution.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a division of the US Green Building Council, a government sponsored organization whose goal is to promote environmentalism in the building industry. For more information visit www.usgbc.org.
PaymentPayment is debited to your card at the time of purchase.
We accept the following credit cards as payment:
American Express, Mastercard, Visa.
We take the highest security measures to protect your credit card information including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate authentication, firewall technology, limited access data-centers and limitations of administrative access to our systems. We never send your sensitive information, including your credit card details, via e-mail.
Exchanges and ReturnsCancellation Policy
Cancellation of orders will be accepted up to the time of shipment but may be subject to a minimum 25% restocking fee.
If an order is not cancelled prior to shipment, the order will be treated as a return and the customer will be responsible for all freight charges and a minimum 25% restocking fee.
Special order items and Kong chairs and stools cannot be returned.
If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may return your order to Emeco for a refund within 14 days of delivery. Please return the goods in the original packaging with all accessories and all packaging components. Special order items and Kong chairs and stools cannot be returned.
The customer will be responsible for all freight charges and a minimum 25% restocking fee of the returned items. The credit amount will be placed back on the original credit card after the items have been inspected for damage. A return authorization will be needed on any return. Please contact Emeco Customer Service:
USA: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-717-637-5951
DeliveryWhen you have placed your order, you will receive an e-mail from us with an estimated delivery time.
The leadtime for delivery depends on whether your ordered product is a stock item, or one that we make to order. The leadtime for Europe, as indicated on our website, is approximate.
All aluminum products are hand-made to order in our factory in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Our Customer Service will keep you updated on the production and expected delivery of your order. To check the status of an existing order, please send an e-mail to email@example.com (USA) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Europe).
In the event of a variation to the original ship date as instructed by the purchaser, Emeco reserves the right to charge storage at the rate of 1% of the net order value per day for any completed orders that have exceeded their original ship date by more than 14 days.
In general, U.S. orders shipped to the East Coast will be received in 2-3 business days via standard delivery. U.S. orders shipped to the Midwest or West Coast will be received in 3-7 business days via standard delivery. If you would like to ship outside the continental U.S., please contact our customer service representatives and they will be happy to assist you.
European orders will be received in 5-7 business days via standard delivery.
Standard Delivery includes Delivery appointment by phone and Delivery at ground floor only.
We also offer Home Delivery, which includes:
Delivery appointment by phone, Delivery at the requested floor, Unpacking and disposal of package (if requested).
Emeco reserves the right, at any time, to change, add or delete all aspects of the Site, including but not limited to products, images, articles, site policies and promotions.
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ColorsEmeco cannot guarantee the accuracy of the colors of the products presented on this Site. We have made every effort to display colors as accurately as possible, but individual screen features and settings will create variations in the actual display.
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TerminationThis agreement and all policies regarding the use of this Site are effective unless terminated by you or Emeco. If, at any time, in Emeco' sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement, Emeco may, without notice, terminate this agreement. Upon termination of this agreement by either Emeco or yourself, you will be denied access to this Site and must destroy any and all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from Emeco.
Trade Account Terms & ConditionsApplication for a Trade Account does not guarantee automatic membership or discount. Emeco will grant Trade Program membership status entirely on a discretionary basis. Enrollment is contingent upon receipt of appropriate credentials. Approved applications will receive a confirmation email within two business days with a customer account number. This is not a credit card application. Terms & Conditions are subject to change.
The Trade Account is personal and not transferable and cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts. The discount cannot be applied to past purchases. The trade discount is available for purchases on-line at emeco.net, or by contacting Emeco. We reserve the right to change the list of items eligible for the Trade discount at our sole discretion without prior notice.
A Trade discount can only be used by the named professional, and must present his/her valid Trade number to receive the trade discount at time of purchase. Misuse of the Trade Account may result in account termination. Misuse includes, without limitation: use of the trade discount for personal purchases, any resale of merchandise purchased using the trade discount through any retail outlet (e.g., resale on or through any retail or auction Web site or store), reimbursement of trade discount upon merchandise return, transfer of membership, allowing others to use the membership, and submitting false, expired or misleading information in connection with a membership application.
For purchases on-line at emeco.net, we offer you the option to make your payment by credit card.
When will I receive my order once it is shipped?USA
All U.S. orders are shipped from our distribution center in Hanover, Pa. In general, U.S. orders shipped to the East Coast will be received in 2-3 business days via standard delivery. U.S. orders shipped to the Midwest or West Coast will be received in 3-7 business days via standard delivery. If you would like to ship outside the continental U.S., please contact our customer service representatives and they will be happy to assist you.
All European orders are shipped from our logistic center in Paina di Giussano – MB, Italy. In general, European orders will be received in 5-7 business days.
What is your return/exchange policy?If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may return your order to Emeco for a refund – special order items and kong chairs and stools cannot be returned. The customer will be responsible for all freight charges and a minimum 25% restocking fee of the returned items. The credit amount will be placed back on the original credit card after the items have been inspected for damage. A return authorization will be needed on any return. Please contact Emeco Customer Service for this number at 1-717-637-5951.
GlidesOur chairs and stools come with standard glides by default unless another optional glide type is requested.
We can offer other glide options that are suitable for different applications and needs. Please contact our Customer Service for recommendations: email@example.com
If you would like to order replacement glides for your chairs and stools, please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your location, the product model and a picture of the existing glide if possible.
Quick Ship Terms & ConditionsEmeco Quick Ship Program is open to US customers only. Products will be shipped upon receipt of payment. Maximum order quantities apply.
The following products are included in the Quick Ship Program:
111 Navy Collection
Chairs, Counter Stools, Barstools - all 7 colors.
Quantity: up to 50 pieces.
1 Inch Reclaimed Chair
Stacking chair - all 8 colors.
Quantity: up to 50 pieces.
Chairs, Counter Stools, Barstools - all 6 colors.
Quantity: up to 50 pieces.
Intellectual Property Protection
Why protecting original design is important to usMaterial Considerations
Our purpose is to create chairs with the utmost consideration for environment. For us, the material is at the heart of everything we make. The invisible design considerations are as important as the visible ones. When possible, we avoid using virgin materials, and instead develop innovative methods to upcycle waste materials and make timeless chairs that last. It takes years of working with material scientists and engineers to make the best possible products for our customers and the planet. Counterfeiters use the least expensive materials with no regard for the environment or longevity.
Many new innovations are created when exploring the best solutions to difficult problems. For example, for the upcycled rPET material that we developed for our 111 Navy Chair in a joint venture with Coca-Cola, a special non-toxic pigment was created to color chairs. This non-toxic pigment is now used by many other industries. It took four years to develop this innovative upcycled rPET, but well worth it! Each year, the 111 Navy collection keeps over 10 million bottles out of landfills. Our material development never stops; over a decade later, we advanced the capability of the material further for our On & On collection by Barber & Osgerby. The goal is a closed-loop system where each chair can be recycled and made into a new chair – on and on. Counterfeiters do not do any research and development, no problems are solved or innovations created.
Our iconic 1006 Navy Chair was originally created for the US Navy in the 1940’s, as they needed a light weight chair for ships and submarines that was non-corrosive, fire proof and strong enough to withstand the tough conditions on board, including the occasional torpedo blast. Emeco developed a unique 77-step process that we still use today to handcraft the 1006 Navy chair from recycled aluminum in our factory in Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA. We guarantee the 1006 Navy chairs for life. Counterfeiters reduce costs by reducing steps in the process. A reduction in the process results in inferior products that are not guaranteed for life.
Our responsible work and that of our designers is paid for from the sale of our chairs. By choosing authentic design, you are showing consideration for the environment and helping to secure the future creation of original, sustainable design.
If you have any questions or suspicions of product(s) being counterfeit, please contact us. Click here to find a local representative that sells authentic Emeco furniture in your area. If you are based in the US or Europe, you can also shop authentic Emeco products online directly from us.
Emeco is well known as a producer of high-quality chairs. All Emeco Chairs are protected by some form of Federal intellectual property protection, including trademark, copyright and/or patents. Emeco owns statutory and common law rights in the design and trade dress. Emeco invests a great deal of its time and resources developing its chairs, and it has a firm policy of guarding its intellectual property from unauthorized use by others. If you have any questions concerning our intellectual property, please contact us at email@example.com.
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The information you supply will be used by Emeco to respond to your inquiries, supply you with requested information on Emeco products and services or track orders you place with Emeco. Authorized third parties may be utilized by Emeco to collect, track and process such information. If you have submitted personal information to Emeco electronically and would like it removed or modified, please contact us. We will comply with your request. Emeco will not save personally identifiable information longer than considered necessary. It may be necessary, if required by law or if pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations, to release your personally identifiable information.
Emeco does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children without permission of the child's parent or legal guardian. Children should submit personally identifiable information to Emeco only with the explicit permission of their parent or legal guardian. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed, you may do so as indicated above, and Emeco will comply with your request.