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Architectural firm Foster & Partners, world renown for designing innovative modern buildings such as London’s 30 St. Mary Axe (AKA The Gherkin), the New Wembley Stadium, and the rebuilt Berlin Reichstag has recently designed the 20-06 Chair for Emeco, the Aluminum Chair Company. The 20-06 is based on Emeco’s classic 10-06 all-aluminum Navy Chair which was first manufactured for submarines in WWII. The ultra-light (only 5.5 pounds) aluminum (80% recycled) 20-06 Chair is hand made at Emeco’s Hanover, Pennsylvania factory and has an estimated lifespan of 150 years.
A limited-edition run of the first 500 20-06 Chairs is available for pre-order exclusively at DWR with delivery scheduled for January, 2007. As this is a one of a kind limited production, each chair will be engraved on the back with a number: 2/500, 3/500… (Norman Foster has chair 1/500).