I have been seeing these next two chairs everywhere! Blogs, stores, and homes. Both metal chairs, both come in a stool, both come is a bunch of different colours, and here’s a fun fact for the day: they were both involved in WWII!

Ladies and gents, meet the contenders.

In the first corner, we have the Emeco Chair (model 1006 to be precise). Here’s a quick rundown:

The Emeco chair, also known as the Navy chair is an aluminum chair which was designed in 1940 for the U.S. Navy. The goal was to produce a chair that could withstand blasts from torpedos and bombs and many Emeco chairs from the war can still be found all over, which is why it has a lifetime guarantee. Wowza.



In the second corner, we have the Tolix Chair (model A Chair, again to be precise). Its rundown:

The Model A chair is an icon of industrial esthetics. French designer Xavier Pauchard created this design in 1934, the chair is crafted of sheet metal and is also known for its “fool-proof solidity, lightness and easy maintenance”. Were on the Normandy ship when it was seized (the more you know…) and has been in museums, patios and exhibitions since.




So? I leave it to you friends, to tell me which chair would you would prefer in your abode. My pick? I think I have to go with the Tolix. But the emeco chair does have a good story behind it…

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