A hallmark of Jesús Gasca's work is versatility and his Atlas Collection (1992) is no exception. Available in a wide range of sizes, the Atlas Collection can serve as case goods, bedside tables, workspace storage, even as an extra spot for towels and linens in the bathroom. (Though moisture will not harm the Atlas pieces, they should be protected from direct water.) Fully finished on all sides, Atlas can float in a room. The sides are made from painted MDF and the tops, backs and drawer faces are crafted of anodized aluminum with a satin finish that brings a note of polished warmth to the modern aesthetic. Smoothly functioning drawers have rounded interiors to provide easy cleaning and scalloped drawer pulls heighten the Atlas series' refined style. Each piece ships fully assembled. Design Within Reach is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Stua products in the U.S. Made in Spain.
Jesús Gasca is the founder and principal designer of Stua, a contemporary furniture company based in the resort town of San Sebastían, Spain. Stua prides itself on producing a limited range of furniture, with each piece exquisitely executed out of the finest materials. The style of the work can be characterized as Scandinavian with a Mediterranean touch. The company;s mission is, "to improve the habitat in which we live, by refining our designs, and using recyclable components and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes." Stua, which Gasca founded in the early '80s, has allowed him to develop his own work as a furniture designer. Trained as an engineer, Gasca specializes in technically proficient design with attention to detail.
Gasca's recent designs include the Globus Chair, Milano Table, Sapporo Shelving System, Gas Chair, Zero table and the Deneb Collection. He has also collaborated with Josep Mora to create the classic Egoa chair that won the Innovate Design Melbourne prize in 1988. Gasca also received an Adi-Fad award for his Atlas aluminum containers. Read more >