„Elettro Meccanica Umbra“ – this is the full name of the Italian company, whose sole task after its founding in 1951 was building gears for the military. But when the 1960s saw more and more desire for the beautiful things in life and the Italians rediscovered their love for gardens and gardening, Emu began producing weather-resistant designer furniture for outdoors.
As one of the first companies internationally Emu patented the exclusive coating of metal with plastic, which makes their products extremely weather-proof. They are “made in Italy” and therefore comply with the highest standards of quality. Even the luxury hotel industry appreciates this and tends to choose Emu to furnish their terraces with high-quality outdoor furniture.
Because product lines with seating furniture, loungers, ensembles, tables, and accessories are available in different materials – like metal, EMU wicker fibre, and teak metal – Emu is able to fulfill every price and design wish with the use of the most modern technologies. Thanks to this diversification and their high production capacity Emu can cover a large market segment that reaches all the way from a broad distribution into the luxury division. The strategy works – with more than 1,000,000 produced items per year Emu is globally the largest manufacturer of outdoor furniture made of metal.
The products are still manufactured in the factory in Marsciano (Umbria), where the company conducts immense research and development efforts concerning the materials used and the utilised production methods. This way Emu keeps improving their metal processing know-how, for which it is internationally renowned.
Emu lets famous international stars design their characteristic and emotional design collections, like Rodolfo Dordoni, Paola Navone, Arik Levy, Jean-Marie Massaud, Carlo Colombo, Patricia Urquiola, or Christophe Pillet. Products like the Re-Trouvé armchair, the Heaven side table, the Intrecci sofa, or the Pattern stool carry their signature. The company celebrated a huge success in the year 1966 when introducing the Rio chair: Over night they sold over eight million of them. Also don't miss out on the new deck chairs Snooze and Bahama, as well as the collections Ronda and Round by Emu.
Emu – a globally established designer furniture and style brand, Italian design how we love it!