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here’s a collection of armchairs that stands out from the year’s new products for outdoors for the way in which it combines the simple line of its ergonomic design with cutting-edge materials and technology, resulting in top quality comfort. This is the ideal piece to spend, as comfortable as possible, the most pleasant time of your summer. 

  • What is it  Carousel, a new collection of large and small armchairs for outdoors made by Emu.
  • What is special  You are able to combine the aluminium structure of the armchair with a seat, available in three different types of materials. As a result, you are able to choose a style in line with the rest of your décor that’s comfortable too.
  • How is it made  With its materials especially tested to resist the atmospheric agents, Carousel breathes new life into a traditional outdoor armchair with a backrest joined to its armrest. Here, the armrest consists in a special folded aluminium profile, available in three different sizes. The frame and the shell (for the seat and the backrest) have separate structures, so you are able to combine the different materials, as you wish. The most innovative material employed is undoubtedly the multi-layered plastic fabric (Fiber Fill) that is transformed into an ergonomic piece, thanks to a complex process of pressing and bending. The other two styles have either a woven wicker or natural rope seat, forming an extremely comfortable outdoor piece with a more natural and traditional feel.
  • Who is it by  Carousel is a project by the award-winning German designer Sebastian Herkner, who was recently awarded the title of “designer of the year” at Maison &Objet 2019. Trained as a product designer (he studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main), Sebastian Herkner’s projects combine his passion for traditional craftsmanship, an innate curiosity for other cultures and an interest for new technology. Subsequently to the Dock seating collection designed in 2016, Carousel is Sebastian Herkner’s second project for Emu
  • We have chosen it because…  With Carousel, you are able to chose the version that’s more appropriate for your space outdoors. The selection ranges from a more natural version in rope or wicker to a more innovative one that with its new material, combines a suitability for outdoors with the elegance of an armchair for interiors.

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