The winter is finally behind us and it's time to bring some new furniture to your backyard to enjoy sunny days. One of the best choices is definitively Emu.Martha Taylor-Brown ▼ Saturday May 29, 2010 6:01PM ET
Luxury in your backyard
Founded in 1951, Italian company Emu, among the first in the world patented an exclusive treatment of lamination of the metal that makes it exceptionally resistant to atmosphere conditions. The material is called wicker and it makes possible to design great and durable outdoor furniture.
The power of modern technologies in the last years 60 and the passion for research allowed Emu to pursue projects related to outdoor furniture, bringing the great success: Rio, "the first truly Italian chair", sold in more than eight million pieces. In 1980's Emu decided to go global and the brand Emu is now an international reference for quality of Italian style with the motto "Affordable luxury".
Following it motto, the company is cooperating with internationally known designers such as Jean-Marie Massaud, Christophe Pillet and Rodolfo Dordoni the first to sign the new Advanced collections. From cutting-edge technological innovation, Emu inaugurated a new generation of outdoor furniture: very elegant and strong metal with a new outdoor PVC finish. The experiment brought a very successful results: Emu wicker, the ultimate industrial fabrics. Wicker, stainless steel and teak from India - creates combinations of emotional force and visual appealing.
The double bed Elitre easily integrates in your backyard giving it a sense of luxury. A sophisticated tapered leaf through the seat and shelters from the sun. If you want something bigger, you should check Harem, the piece inspired by the atmosphere of Arabian nights. It offers a lot of space to share to spend long hours in friendly conversation and enjoy the outdoors, and the cloth frames the composition with beautiful transparencies.
Alveo is a brand new concept chaise longue, composed of sitting and matching footstool. The roof of the dome shelters from the sun and creates an intimate space to live in two. The formal solution of design and high quality materials make it a very nice addition to outdoor living. The chair Cuba is the perfect companion: with sharp lines it retains comfort and ergonomics. It is available in two versions: with wicker hand woven tubular steel legs or covered in wicker with stainless steel feet.
With no doubt, Emu furnishes some the most beautiful outdoor furniture in the world. The combination of steel, wicker, and design makes Emu pieces truly unique and welcomed in any backyard. ■