Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Indestructible 1940 Emeco Chair.

In the early 1940s, the US Navy needed a chair that was fireproof, waterproof, lightweight and strong enough to survive a torpedo blast. Engineer Wilton C. Dinges designed a chair made out of aluminum that was  welded to be super strong. To demonstrate its durability he took it up to the eighth floor of a hotel in Chicago, where the Navy was examining submissions, and threw it out of the window. It didn’t bend or break. He got the contract.

Read more about the Emeco chair: 99% Invisible


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