History, craftsmanship and utilitarian design are at the very core of Emeco. Founded in 1944 by Wilton C. Dinges, the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company has become a universal icon in the design community.
Emeco’s skilled craftsmen are the guardians of what is considered a lost art, dedicating both their time and talent to the manufacture of an enduring product that is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Emeco was founded following a collaborative project with Alcoa (the world’s largest aluminum manufacturer), to develop a seaworthy chair for military use in Navy submarines and warships. The resulting product was the 1006 Navy chair, now a design classic.
In 1998, Buchbinder purchased Emeco and repositioned the company making chairs for architects, designers and retailers. Nowadays, it is an established brand which creates iconic products, mostly from recycled materials. These materials include aluminum, PET, wood, cork, wood polypropylene and eco-concrete.