|Emeco builds great chairs. Since 1944, Emeco has been focused on a single goal: combining the best materials with the highest skilled craftsman. Quality hasn't been an accident. It's about process and people. Emeco chairs have become universal within the design community. The Naval Chair and its descendants grace fashion spreads, hotels, restaurants, offices, television, and feature-length films. They have played an integral role in great spaces for over half a century.
Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) was founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges. Emeco's manufacturing process is the result of a collaboration with ALCOA to develop a seaworthy chair for military use. ALCOA's scientists and Navy engineers consulted with Emeco to produce the chairs in the Hanover, PA workshops and they're still made there today. Emeco's founder, Wilton C. Dinges, was a master tool and die maker, with an engineering background. His engineering ability was complemented by an appreciation for sculpture, specifically Rodin. He portrayed these two passions in an advertising campaign which expressed his original vision: the Emeco chair as a one piece sculptured masterwork. Today Emeco is led by CEO Gregg Buchbinder who sums up their vision as: design plus craftsmanship.