LAST ONE! Authentic “Globus” dining chairs from Design Within Reach. Designed by
Jesús Gasca and built by STUA, (current price at DWR = $395/ each). Original owner, non-smoking home. Minor scratches.
Introduced in 1994, the Globus Chair has already become a design classic, used in restaurants and public spaces around the world. Most recently, it was installed as the seating at Santiago Calatrava's new pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The backrest and seat are made from smooth, curving pieces of beech plywood or plastic, molded to provide secure support, while the waterfall seat edge allows for comfort over long periods. The gently curved elliptical hole in the back of the Globus serves multiple purposes beyond its unique design: It allows for additional ventilation and the alleviation of back pressure, and it can be used as a handle for easy maneuvering. Attachments on the seat bottom prevent damage during stacking. Commercial quality. Made in Spain.
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.