The newest chair from Jesús Gasca, the Laclasica Chair (2010) showcases this designer's ability to combine the traditional principles found in classical chairs with the needs and aesthetics of modern design. A beautiful, artful and swooping form, the Laclasica suits a variety of interiors. Constructed of solid sculpted and molded wood, it is new and fresh but also feels like a chair that's always been around. In other words, it's timeless. Stua is a company that will spend years carefully developing an idea. And even after all that time, the design team will study the prototype to decide if it belongs in the collection. "Will it make an impression on people?" they ask. "And will it be enjoyed for a long time?" For the Laclasica Chair, and all the other pieces in the Stua assortment, the answers to those questions were "yes." Made in Spain.
Solid and molded ash plywood; white or black aluminum under seat.
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 >