Our History

Emerdyn's original slat chairs

The Gannon family who established and own Emerdyn have a rich heritage in the Australian Community, particularly in the St George and Shire areas of Sydney. George Gannon set up the manufacturing business in 1968 to build outdoor furniture. The original product featured in the photograph below was distributed through Myers, Woolworths and Grace Bros. and was an immediate success. The coloured slat furniture was a feature in many Australian back yards throughout the late sixties; early seventies.

Now a highly sort after collector’s item, we were called upon recently to fit out Sydney Harbour’s Cockatoo Island with replica’s of this original setting.

When reflecting on the business, George Gannon’s children have fond memories of helping dad meet deadlines by getting in and helping to paint the coloured slats after school and over weekends.

Our production facilities and factory have come a long way since then. Our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs and providing a quality product remain as strong and passionate as ever!