Resistant, practical and light, Urban is the ideal solution for outdoor furniture that is simple, lively and of immediate impact.
Urban, made in aluminium, interprets the contemporary style of urban outdoor settings by creating areas for lively and enjoyable social events, with the aid of its classic lines and the natural lightness of the aluminium. Certified for outdoor use only.
Samuel Wilkinson set up his industrial studio at the end of 2007 and a year later, in 2008, Wilkinson completed his largest work, co-designing L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was the first of a series of large projects to be completed as part of the regeneration of industrial area, Le Flon. The work consists of a contemporary town square featuring a 16m sculptural metal tree surrounded by root benches that sit on a red rubber floor. Samuel’s recent designs of the Plumen 001 light bulb and the hand blown glass lamps ‘Vessel Series’ for Decode London have won international acclaim. Plumen 001 collected the grand prize from the London Design Museum of ‘2011 Design of the Year’ and the highly coveted ‘Black pencil’ from the D&AD. The studio’s work diversifies across various disciplines from consumer products to public realm. Samuel Wilkinson’s commitment and enthusiasm to designing interesting objects and spaces is apparent in his work, always looking to add a fresh dynamic approach in either form or function.
Emu began in 1951 in Marsciano, Umbria, and during the 60s found its natural vocation in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, in which it could best express the technology, cultural heritage and local know-how gained from experience of working with metal.