"Design for me means creating products that over the years will acquire classic status, becoming part of our surroundings," says Joan Casas i Ortinez, the Spanish designer of the Lucca Collection, which he created in 2003 and then expanded with the "3 Series" in 2006. As the head of the creative team at Barcelona-based outdoor furniture company Indecasa, he's spent the last 30 years designing the next generation of classic modern café and outdoor leisure furniture. The Lucca pieces, which he created with luxury hotels and cruise ships in mind, are cleanly fabricated with corrosion-resistant aluminum frames and innovative Textilene® seats and backs. This mold- and UV-resistant breathable mesh keeps you comfortable by permitting air circulation. For chaise-like lounging, pair this Lounge with the Lucca Ottoman, which also serves as a side table and provides extra seating when necessary. Suitable for residential and contract use. Ships flat to save on packing materials; simple assembly required. Made in Spain.
"Design for me means creating products for industry, for sale, that are functional and please thousands of people and that over the years will acquire classic status becoming part of our surroundings." - Joan Casas i Ortinez
One of Spain's most prolific furniture designers since 1964, Joan Casas i Ortinez has built an empire of classic and contemporary European cafe seating DWR followers will recognize his work in the Lucca Collection, the Indecasa TB Barstool, the Elena Collection and others.
Casas i Ortinez began his formal training in industrial design after working in advertising creating graphics and designing display stands and showcases. By immersing himself in available production methods and materials, he was soon designing for such major companies as Ausonia, Perfumeria Puig and Barcelona-based Indecasa. Read more >