The team from Stua, a furniture company based in Spain, recently came to the U.S. to make a book of photography featuring their furniture. The museum where they decided to photograph the Onda Collection (2006) was chosen "because it is one of the most famous museums in the world," says Jesús Gasca. "It also reflects the personality of Stua – we like our furniture to be full of curves." To honor the museum's copyright, we won't mention its name, but we can tell you that when the museum's director stopped by during the photoshoot, he was so taken by how great the Onda looked in his space that he asked if he could keep them there. Museum visitors can now enjoy the glove-like fit and lumbar support of Onda, the stool with a wave-like form that hugs the small of your back. Made in Spain.
The Onda Barstool mimics the curves of the human body.
The swiveling seat is available in two finishes: a white molded plastic seat or a soft rubber "skin" molded to the shell for superior durability.
When disassembled, Onda parts are 100% recyclable.
Matte stainless steel frame; molded plastic seat shell with white polypropylene finish or soft rubber skin.
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 >