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.
“LUCI illuminazione d’interni (indoor lighting)” was founded in 1966 and quickly became one of the most original and innovative manufacturers of modern design products.
LUCI’s notoriety raised to an International level with the creation of the Kandido table lamp in 1983 designed in collaboration with Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.
In 1989 LUCI changed into LUCITALIA in order to remark the excellence of Made in Italy products. Over the years LUCITALIA evolved never losing its strong identity as a producer of high quality decorative modern design products which are functional and respect safety norms.
During the last few years LUCITALIA’ collection has been developed with names such as Carlo Forcolini & Giancarlo Fassina with Larossa, Ikaru Mori with Adam, Fabio Princivalle with KM, Serge & Robert Cornelissen with Mono, Queen, Gabi Peretto with Ketamina, Diamond, Montenapoleone which created popular and successful items rounding out the LUCITALIA collection