In 1944, Wilton Carlyle Dinges founded the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) in Hanover Pennsylvania utilizing the skills of local craftsman. During WWII the U.S government gave him a big assignment, make chairs that could withstand water, salt air and sailors. Make chairs lightweight and make them strong, build them for a lifetime. Aluminum was the obvious choice, engineered for practical purposes, designed by real people.
It has now been fully 175 years since the first Kähler vase was turned at the little pottery workshop in Næstved. It was the beginning of an unique design adventure that would leave its mark on the world. Kähler's ceramics made an impression at the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris - at which the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated.
The historic Kähler workshop was a meeting place for many of the very greatest Danish artist, such as Thorvald Bindesbøll, Svend Hammershøi and Kai Nielsen.