Members of the military are known for their sleek physiques and incredible endurance, and the military-inspired 1006 Navy Side chair is no exception. Created for both indoor and outdoor use by Emeco, the lightweight, weather-resistant seating won’t rust in the rain or singe your skin when left out in the sun. Surprisingly scratch-resistant, each chair is three times stronger than steel with an anodized surface that makes it near-diamond hard. And because it’s made from 80 percent recycled aluminum, its creation requires only 5 percent of the energy used to produce virgin aluminum. We call this, a silver lining. Available for purchase at Design Within Reach.

Story by Alison Sherbach. This article originally appeared in Plenty in August 2007.

Copyright Environ Press 2007