The simplicity of the Deneb Teak Bench (2003) celebrates materials in their purest form, combining an austere aluminum frame with smooth, slatted teak. The frame is assembled from four components, precision engineered to fit seamlessly together in support of the teak slats. Its clean-cut v-shaped legs are configured to increase the stability of the bench and to allow two or more to be put together to create a unified ensemble. The benches can be used indoors and out, on their own in an entryway or garden or with the coordinating Deneb Teak Table. Each bench seats four comfortably. The sustainably harvested teak slats can be oiled to maintain their original color, or left to acquire a beautiful silvery patina. Rubber glides protect floors. Assembly required. Design Within Reach is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Stua products in the U.S. Made in Spain.
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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 >