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.
Mal is a young Dutch, Eindhoven based design label by Bob Copray and Niels Wildenberg.
Mal is inspired by the icons of the past that have influenced our way of looking at the world today.
By placing the icon into a new context a whole new product has arised.
After the Lounge set 1956, the 2.25 meter high lamp Lummel and the cushion set Killing me Softly, Mal now comes with the carpet Yeswecan, the exclusive MalClock Chamber NYC and the charming Sweater.
The products of Mal are cool to use indoor but some of them are also suited for domestic exterior use.
ENEA was founded in 1984 with its first participation in the FIM Trade Fair in Valencia (Spain), and showed a clear vocation to offer a modern design product that would be ideal for all kind of areas (private interiors; offices; hotels and restaurants; auditoriums, conference halls...).