Emeco makes aluminum chairs in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Where they’ve always made them, since 1944. The factory is still on Elm Avenue. And they still build chairs by hand. Each guy has a favorite chair. Maybe the one in a magazine. A movie. Mostly, it’s the one you wrestled for hours. Knowing that the chair will be around long after you are.
Building their chairs takes 77 steps plus a unique Pennsylvania blend of elbow grease and finely tuned craftsmanship that’s been passed down for generations. No one else makes chairs this way. No one else can. It takes a human eye to know when the process is done right, and it takes human hands to get it that way.