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.
Wilhelm Seibel I, establishes the Seibel Britannia Goods Factory in 1895. In 1911 the first branch factory, the Hessischen Metallwerke Gebr. Seibel. The company attains global recognition in 1936 with its Olympia Flatware furnished for the Olympic Village in Berlin.
Thanks to the very healthy economy of the post-war years, staffing increased to almost 1000. In the '50s a major decline in the flatware industry resulted in the demise of almost 90% of all German manufacturers. Thanks to the bold leadership of Herbert Seibel, a grandson of the founder, who steered the company towards design oriented products, a catastrophe was avoided for the Hessische Metallwerke. The company was later renamed to Mono.
Magis Me Too
In 2004, „Me Too“ was launched. „Me Too” is a collection of objects and furniture for children between two and six years.
The renowned, Italian design manufacturer Magis was able to engage several famous designers like Björn Dahlström, Eero Aarnio, Marcel Wanders or Enzo Mari.
The range of products offers a diverse program: furniture, accessory, toys and even children’ clothes. All products are robust, sturdy and do not set any borders for the creativity of the kids.
Children like to play, to influence creatively and to discover their surrounding and the world. Tables which they can design themselves, shelves which can always be changed or crannies for in- and outside are aiming at those desires of the kids.