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.
In 1976, Eugenio Perazza founded the company Magis with its headquarter in Motto di Livenza, close to Venice. Magis understands it-self as a kind of production company where the differences in languages and styles of the international designers are emphasized and the determining factor for the products.
Successful products of the company are next to the famous bar stool Al Bombo by Stefano Giovannoni (1997), the bottle shelf Bottle (1994), the chair and arm chair Air (2003) by Jasper Morissonor, the Chair One (2003) by Konstantin Grcic the folding table and chair Aida by Richard Sapper (2002), just to mention a few.
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