“One of the most unforgettable things happened to me in a shop in Pamplona,” says designer Jesús Gasca. “A blind man walked in and said, ‘I’ve come to look at some chairs.’ For two hours, he touched them on top, underneath, everywhere, and in the end he said, ‘This is the one that I like best.’ It was the Gas Chair. Because a blind man could see that it had the best finish.” With fluid lines that are resolved at every curve and edge, the Gas Task Armchair (2012) cradles the body with no hard angles or sharp corners. The wheels automatically unlock when you sit in the swiveling, height-adjustable seat. Made in Spain.
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Chrome-plated aluminum frame and caster base; piston lift; soft wheels; vinyl ("eco leather" that looks and feels like real leather) or leather upholstery.
H 29.5–33.5" W 22.25" D 21.5" Seat H 17"–20.75" Arm H 24.5"–28.25"
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 >