For over 60 years now, EMU’s passion for design and a mission to create top-of-the-range, comfortable and long lasting outdoor furniture, has earned us a place in the hearts of countless customers. EMU products can be found all over the world; From Rome to Tokyo, Sydney or Honolulu, you could easily find yourself having a drink or relaxing outdoor in one of our sofas or chairs.
Right from the start EMU has paid close attention to detail, selecting premium-quality materials and using technological and sustainable manufacturing processes, to create eye-catching, durable and 100% Italian-made products. We have a wide range of exclusive pieces that have been designed by internationally renowned designers, to fully furnish the most varied types of environment, from large outdoor spaces, poolside areas and gardens to small terraces and patios. All EMU products are designed to withstand even the most extreme conditions. Pleasing to the touch, our finishes combine beauty with the time-tested durability that comes from years of experience in manufacturing outdoor furniture. New technical solutions mean that our metal or Wicker products, as well as our fabrics, can be used outside for many years to come without fading or deteriorating. Creativity is given free rein, with a wide array of colours to choose from, all backed by EMU’s strict quality assurance and manufacturing warranty.
EMU focuses its efforts on the development of sustainable manufacturing processes and on the choice of raw materials with the lowest possible impact on the environment, starting from the use of metal to manufacture most of our furniture, which is recycled and recyclable. No toxic substances are used during the manufacturing process or the varnishing stage, which is done using only SMaRT certified varnishing products, which do not contain any polluting substance such as TGIC, VOC or heavy metals.
EMU’s Advanced Metal Protection System
EMU’s vast technological knowledge, gained over 60 years of manufacturing, has resulted in the development of innovative surface protection techniques, aimed at improving resistance to scratches, UV ray exposure, and adverse weather conditions. All EMU metal products, 100% Made In Italy, undergo several stages of treatment in order to achieve the desired aesthetic and durability standards required for high quality outdoor furniture: in the first phase the base material is degreased, covered with a zinc layer and then coated with a high performance anticorrosive micro-crystalline phosphate layer. After these pre-treatments the furniture is varnished with a process of cathode electroplating called cataphoresis, in which the surface coating is adhered to the frame by the effect of a continuous electric field. The product is then coated with a layer of coloured polyester powder which, after a final firing stage, gives the furniture its finished appearance. The polyester paint used by EMU is specifically formulated for outdoor use and guarantees high performance colour retention and durability over time.
After these pre-treatments the furniture is varnished with a process of cathode electrodeposition called cataphoresis, in which the surface coating is carried out through the effect of a continuous electric field. The product is then coated with a layer of coloured polyester in powder, which, after a further firing stage, gives the furniture its final appearance. The polyester paint used by EMU is specifically formulated for outdoor use and guarantees great performances in terms of colours’ brightness durability over time.
For further information on materials and product care please visit our website www.emu.it (opens in a new window)