Not all the cool stuff in Washington DC is inside the Smithsonian – sometimes it’s right outside. I spotted this great mix of Emeco chairs outside the National Museum of American History last week. It’s a mix of the classic and indestructible Navy 1006 chair in aluminum (originally made for the US Navy in 1944), and the Navy 111 chair in red and flint grey. The Navy 111 chair is so named because it’s made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles. All are American made and historically important – the perfect chairs to grace the outside of this particular museum!