I recently listened to a 99% Invisible podcast all about the Emeco 1006 Navy chair. The podcast is titled "77 Steps" because it takes 77 steps to build one of those chairs.
When I was listening to the podcast, I knew exactly what they were describing. Maybe I'm odd, but I knew that chair. I've always liked that chair. I've sat on them in offices. I never knew the chair's name, and I had no knowledge of the amazing history of that chair.
Just a few days after listening to the podcast, I went to Zion National Park where I stayed at the Desert Pearl Inn. I was surprised to find that they have replaced the plastic chairs in the guest rooms with Emeco 1006 Navy chairs.
These chairs cost $560 retail. For one chair.
I want one of these. However I can't get myself to pay that much money for a chair. I guess I shouldn't be too impressed because my local McDonalds also has the same Emeco 1006 Navy chairs.
I still want one.
Here's a link to the official Emeco website for the 1006 Navy chair.