The first partnership between Meneghello Paolelli Associati and EMU, the Umbria-based manufacturer of outdoor furniture, makes its debut at the Salone del Mobile 2019.
Fruit of this new venture, the outdoor seating collection is a combination/contamination of Textiles, Texturing and Wood. The collection is a perfect synthesis between the core business of EMU and the lateral thinking of Meneghello Paolelli Associati: a synthesis between company history and material innovation in which an aluminium structural base supports a “wood fabric”, which is modelled onto it to become a seat and backrest.
The designers were moved by the idea to find a new material and an unprecedented technology enabling them to interpret in a contemporary key what has been happening in past years in the outdoor furnishing segment with wicker, natural wicker initially, followed by its synthetic counterpart. So, they set out to identify a hybrid and stable technology for enwrapping a volume or a frame and therefore create the actual seat.
The technology used for this project enables the attainment of this result, that is to say, to move a fabric within a given space while preserving the properties of a rigid material.
It is the first interpretation of this technology applied to a collection of outdoor furnishings and therefore represents an authentic innovation in this product category.