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.
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Tonon is one of the best known international brands in the world of chairs and tables, reliable and synonymous for design and quality “made in Italy”. Characterizing features that come from the past: their origins date back to the Twenties, many years of careful and creative craftsmanship. After that came the industrialization of the Fifties with a remarkable production increase. The pleasure of”thinking and making” however never failed. Tonon today bases itself on research and experience, on cultural and marketing factors, on new materials and new technologies. All with a craftsman heart and an industrial mind, a combination ensuring a better life while seated, whether relaxing, working, or at the table.