Naked Naval Officers & Naked Socialites

Brand poster for the iconic Emeco Navy 1006 chair. The utilitarian, (naked) pure , simple, light-weight (and bomb-proof) design was originally manufactured for US submarines, went on to become used as standard in prisons across the globe. In more recent years the chair can be found at designer furniture & product outlets in London, restaurants & bars in Paris and displayed at furniture fairs in Milan.

The poster makes a point of these extreme opposites: A real US Navy submarine officer from the 60s sitting back to back with a Parisienne socialite – Two ends of the social spectrum who wouldn’t normally have anything in common and perhaps would never normally meet. A chair that started its life as purely functional, over time become recognised and used for its pure, natural style.