Jesús Gasca set out to design a chair with light, fluid lines, resolved at every curve and edge. The result is the timeless and eminently versatile Gas Side Chair (2000). Its chrome-plated aluminum frame and curved seat and back cradle the body with no hard angles or sharp corners, offering ergonomic lumbar support for comfort over long periods. The versatility of this award-winning contract-quality chair is evident in the range of spaces it’s been used, from the ING headquarters in Holland to the Nevada Museum of Art, the University of Valencia in Spain to the inn at the Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil monastery. It’s a stackable, supremely well-constructed chair that comes upholstered in vinyl or leather. Plastic glides protect floors. Design Within Reach is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Stua products in the U.S. Made in Spain.
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Chrome-plated aluminum frame; vinyl ("eco leather" that looks and feels like real leather) or leather upholstery.
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 >