EMU’s Rio Chair Celebrates 50 Years + an Expanded Collection

11.25.20 | By
EMU’s Rio Chair Celebrates 50 Years + an Expanded Collection

This year, EMU’s iconic Rio chair is marking its 50th anniversary, and to celebrate it has been reimagined as a full outdoor seating series by Anton Cristell and Emanuel Gargano. The Rio R50 furniture collection features a chair, armchair, lounge chair, rocker, stool and coffee table, all based upon the design of the beloved original. Light but sturdy, Rio’s deep seat is comfortable and durable with a slim profile. Each chair has been created to withstand the elements using high-quality steel, and is coated in outdoor grade powder coat paint finishes. The Rio R50 collection is currently available in 11 color options.

outdoor dining table and chairs

chairs on covered patio

outdoor eating area


R50 Chair


R50 Lounge Chair

rocking chair

R50 Swing Lounge Chair


R50 Stool

coffee table

R50 Table

The Rio R50 series is available exclusively from Coalesse in the Americas, to learn more visit

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