Winter presents challenges that are unique only to the frosty conditions of the season.
EMU, Functional solutions and innovative design
Innovative design and extreme functionality characterize the many new pieces Emu is showing at Maison&Objet. The new collections are the result of the constant renewal in terms of cutting edge materials and creative solutions that keep all our quality standards at the highest possible levels.
The originality of the material mix continues to be the highlight of the new groups of furniture, in which aluminium and steel mix and match with such materials as cord, glass, eco-leather, straps and technical fabrics, all latest generation quality to create home decor solutions that are always highly versatile and complete.
Among the 2017 novelties is Dock, the modular sofa system designed for EMU by German designer Sebastian Herkner, an emerging talent who already boasts prestigious international recognition and who drew his inspiration onthe graphics ofcane baskets. Dock is made up of easily assembled modular elements that provide a flexible variety of compositions. Aluminium bases and backrests of various heights can be assembled in a variety of ways to create day beds, armchairs, sofas and loungers; overstuffed cushions covered with technical fabrics make all the combinations comfortable and inviting. The final touch is provided by the glass-top coffee tables featuring a variety of designs and finishes. The range of shapes and sizes included in this group, which was originally designed for the hospitality industry, also allows for some truly original pairings.
Collaboration continues with Studio Chiaramonte/Marin, who designed two new collections for Emu.Vetta is a deck chair with a powerful personality. Simple and original, this new and relaxing chair stands out for the steel tube frame that folds over itself as though all of it were made of thethick rope that thenfastens at the lowerend, while a slot device offers two different positions for the backrest. The frame is enhanced with two-tone outdoor batyline Ferrari fabric. Thor,a collection of steel chairs with a classic look reminiscent of traditional country chairs, is renewed by the unusual assemblage of the components and the range of colours.
Studio Chiaramonte/Marin also designed the Terramare collection. Created to meet the needs of small, intimate spaces, it too is made up of multiple elements. Aside from the sofa and side table groups, there is also an aluminium dining table in both standard and extendable versions and armchairs with treated eco-leather backrests and seats made of a resistant outdoor fabric. Comfortable and enticing, Terramare is a complete collection for the living and dining areas of the home, both indoor and out.
Even theLyzeandZahir collections, which were presented at the 2016 Salone del Mobile, are graced with an unusual design that sets them apart. The steel Zahir armchair designed by Studio Archirivolto has a matching footstool, available in six finishes that enhance its silhouette. TheLyzecollection by French designerFlorentCorier, another rising international talent, adds a low aluminium table with fibre cement top to the set of chairs that have already been presented. And then there’s Darwin, the Studio Lucidi/Pevere-designed furniture group with its new two-person sofa, an element that completesthis line’s leisure zone group of furniture.
There are also new additions to thecolour range, as well as novel metallic shades of copper and cor-ten weathering steel, and striking hues like French blue. Batyline by Ferrarì, a selection of very attractive and high performance technical fabrics for products and cushions, completes the latest novelties created by Emu.
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