Emu Garden Furniture Classica Collections


The Beginning... 1951 The history of Emu starts in June 8, 1951, when Aldo and Angelo Biscarini and Dante Menconi decided to capitalize their experience during World War II, in the production of military equipment.

Emu is one of the first companies in the world to develop and patent a plasticisation process for metal components. Thus, from the very beginning, the company is a pioneer in the technical know-how for processing and protecting metal.

The First Successful Models....1961 The first outdoor armchair model is the Cattolica, designed by founder Aldo Biscarini and making its production debut in 1961. Greater success is achieved in the year 1966 with the Rio, Emu’s best-selling chair by far that goes on to furnish the interiors of homes and businesses all throughout Italy

Emu Leader in the Plasticization of Iron...1970 The ‘70s open with the creation of the Bahama lounge chair which becomes a must, this deck-chair is still in production today. During these years, Emu also patents the plasticisation of iron and takes its position as a leader in the metal furniture industry.

Aluminium Furniture...1980 Emu’s product lines begin to branch out, and the Ambassador, an elegant aluminium chair, makes its appearance in 1983. 

The Birth of Emu Group S.p.A...1990 This brief period of difficulty is followed by a change in management in 1993 with a new entrepreneurial project: Emu Group S.p.A. The company takes on the market with new creative instincts and completely renovates its iron collections. This stylistic overhaul, thanks in large part to designer and partner Aldo Ciabatti, makes the company design recognisable on an international level and associates it with an exceptional wealth of knowledge in materials manufacturing. This success is evident in products like the Ronda chair, still in demand today for its form and versatility.

The New Millennium  The story continues as Emu looks far into the future toward development and significant new projects, sustained by the deep historical roots of the company’s extraordinary technological heritage. It follows in its own legacy of experience and skills as it opens up to the situations and goals of tomorrow.