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.
Italian architect, Tiziana Redavid, got inspiration for her range of stainless steel jewelry when she visited a friend who manufactured industrial springs.
Taking samples, she viewed them with her fresh imagination, and was struck by the similarity with African ornamentation.
She uses African design for her inspiration. Molla is Italian for spring and she has taken this as her trade mark.
Ondarreta is a family business that has been working in the field of design and manufacture of tables, chairs and stools for both the home and contract since it was founded in 1977.