Emeco's founder, Witton C. Dinges, was a master tool and die maker with an engineering background. He believed that a hands-on approach to production using outstanding materials would lead to outstanding design and outstanding furniture. It is a vision that has served Emeco well since 1944.
Few organizations have as storied a history as the Electric Machine and Equipment Company. Since then, it has expanded its offering but held closely to Dinges' vision. Emeco and its manufacturing facilities are based in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
The 1951 Collection is the rebirth of a dated Emeco design from 1951. At the behest of Emeco, BMW Designworks breathed new life into it, and the 1951 Collection (composed of a chair, barstool, and counterstool) is the result. 1951 seating is meant for stacking. Each item in the collection stacks 6 high. The chair and stools are composed of anodized aluminum, and they're held to the extremely high standard that Emeco sets for its products in terms of quality, durability, and performance.