Jesús Gasca is the founder and principal designer of Stua, which is an acronym for solo tengo un amor, or “I have only one love.” This contemporary furniture company based in the resort town of San Sebastián, Spain, 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 1983, 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, which won the Innovate Design Melbourne prize in 1988. Gasca also received an ADI-FAD award for his Atlas Collection of aluminum containers.
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