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

Sturdy seating
This chair made of recycled aluminum is built to last