“Good design is not only about beautiful shapes,” says Jesús Gasca of Stua – which stands for solo tengo un amor, or “I have only one love” – the furniture company he founded 30 years ago. “It always has to be clever in the solution of functional questions.” To find both, look no further than the Globus Chair (1994), a chair with beauty and brains. The elliptical hole in the back serves purposes beyond its aesthetic: It allows for additional ventilation, alleviates pressure on the spine and can be used as a handle when moving the chair. The curving backrest and waterfall seat edge ensure lasting comfort. Attachments on the seat bottom prevent damage during stacking, and plastic glides protect floors. Globus has already become a design classic, used worldwide in homes and public spaces, including Time Warner headquarters in New York and Santiago Calatrava’s Milwaukee Art Museum pavilion. Commercial quality. Made in Spain.
Natural wood seat and back; powder-coated steel frame; plastic glides.
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 >