The classic aluminum chair has been in continuous production since the mid 1940's by Emeco. Based on a marriage of style and a time honored proprietary 77 step process, Emeco can be considered the guardian of a lost art...the manufacture of something enduring and endearing. Three times stronger than steel and amazingly lightweight, these chairs have a life expectancy of at least 150 years. Timeless. Chairs admired today - and indefinitely. Chairs that span generations and cultures. The chairs come standard with soft plastic (TPU) glides but can also be specified with other options. Upholstered Seat/Back Pad in Maharam Ledger 025 Obsidian. Other fabrics available by special order.