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.
For the 20-06 Collection, designer Sir Norman Foster wanted a more "anonymous" version of the Navy Chair. 20-06 Chairs have solid bars of aluminum at the bend in each leg- resulting in a super strong structure that can hold 1,000 pounds, and yet weighs only 7 pounds.