How to create the perfect alfresco living environment.

The EMU factories in Italy have this week reoopened so we thought we would share with you soome of their tips on creating the perfect outdoor seating area. EMU are a leading outdoor furniture manufacturer and super stylish we may add!. At EMU their mission is to bring the Italian culture of open-air living to the world, producing signature furniture that combine tradition, technological innovation and quality. Thanks EMU.....telll us more.

With the arrival of spring, now is time to make your outdoors the perfect oasis for lounging, entertaining and alfresco dining. No matter how large or small, your garden, yard, balcony, terrace or pool area, with EMU furniture you can create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

Poolside Living

For those days when you simply want to 'laze' around the swimming pool, soaking up the sun, comfortable and functional furniture is essential. Be sure to furnish your pool area to suit everyone's needs - furniture for those sun worshippers who want to lie flat and catch the rays, seating for those that want to chat and sip coffee, a soft chair for a snooze in the shade and tables for drinks and sun cream. EMU's Dock and Terramare collections provide for all these types of poolside living with cushions and loungers, armchairs and sofas.

The Dock modular sofa system, not only is super easy to assemble, it also allows you to combine various component elements in different formations to create day-beds, sofas and arm chairs of various sizes. Its aluminium frames and rubber foam cushions covered in specially developed outdoor fabrics ensure the furniture is light, flexible, easy to clean and resistant to outdoor use.

The Terramare collection by Studio Chiaramonte-Marin is also a fantastic option, comprising of a set of sofas and armchairs crafted in aluminium tubing. The signature feature of the collection is the die-cast aluminium and the arms and backrest in synthetic leather, with a finish that gives the material an aged look.

Alfresco Dining

Be it breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner - dining al fresco with friends is one of summer's finest moments! With EMU, our designs reflect joyous carefree living combined with quality and beautiful design. It is our belief that the outdoor living rooms we furnish must be as stylish as the amazing homes they accompany. EMU's collections allow you to create stylish patio ideas, with both contemporary and/or classic designs to choose from. As an example take a look at this fabulous dining table from our Vera range.


As the sun goes down why not light up your dinner and aperitif using our CONE Collection of portable and rechargeable lights. With modern and retro-styled options these lamps in gardens, terraces and around the pool are simply stunning. The shapes of the lamps remind us of indoor furnishings whilst being fully functional outdoors: the Cone lamp collection is inspired by the elegant forms of 50’s lamps, modernised with contemporary materials. The range includes four different models: two standard lamps, one suspended lamp and one arm lamp, all with striking generous proportions. 

If you are in Milan this week come and see the collections for yourself at our stand at the Salone del Mobile Hall 10 stand C21. You can also discover the entire outdoor collection on EMU.IT and let yourself be inspired.