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Modern furniture company Stua has supplied its ever popular Nube armchairs to the new Library and Learning Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The impressive 28,000 m2 building by Zaha Hadid, which has a black cantilevered roof section, is one of seven buildings that make up a new campus catering for 24,000 students and 1800 staff. Stua's upholstered Nube tub chairs have been supplied in a range of bright two-tones colours to the cafe on the library's lower floor, along with its Marea tables with green tops. The result is a cafe that looks full of life and character; and because these tub chairs are so comfortable and supportive, they encourage people to stay and talk... which may be or not a good thing according to the cafe's management. The Nube chair by Jesús and Jon Gasca was inspired by flat surfaces and the curves of the human body. The drop curve seat has been cut out of a solid block so you see the curve from all angles. This combined with its minimal use of materials makes it such a striking piece of furniture. Stua’s seating and tables can be found in many public spaces all over the world, including such iconic buildings as the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Acropolis Museum in Athens and Milwaukee Art Museum, such restaurants as those in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Dubai Mall at the top of the Burj Khalifa tower and Sydney Tower and such offices as Google’s HQ in California and those of ING Group in Amsterdam and leading advertising and PR agency Publicis in Dublin.
In 2013, contemporary furniture and seating manufacturer ENEA’s Lottus family of furniture, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, obtained the Australian certificate GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia). Thanks to this, the company has provided some of its furniture to Sydney’s Central Park shopping mall in 2013 and Royal Commission in 2014. The GECA certificate determines whether a product is designed and made according to fundamental eco principles. ENEA’s Lottus Wood seating collection meets these criteria, thereby allowing it to be used to furnish projects in the country. ENEA has already obtained this certificate for some of its other products, such as its Oh! and Lottus family. The Sydney’s Central Park mall is a high-rise shopping centre designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. It’s an intelligent, green building that uses renewable energy. Its plants are automatically watered at night, while its intelligent roof allows the building to be self-sufficient, thanks to the energy it gains from its sunlight-absorbing solar panels. ENEA has supplied its public areas with 500 Lottus Wood chairs with black, white or green polypropylene seats and a special lacquer finish. This year ENEA has also furnished various rooms at Sydney’s Royal Commission with its Lottus Wood 2D benches and one of the judges’ offices with its Lottus Wood 3D chairs with red, upholstered seats. Located in a modern skyscraper in Sydney’s financial centre, this institution belongs to the Commonwealth. ENEA was founded in 1984 with the aim of producing contemporary designs for all kinds of public and residential spaces. It has supplied its furniture to such projects as the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastián, the Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre, the Putrajaya Centre in Kuala Lumpur and the Adriano Zumbo patisserie in Sydney.
Dubai’s five-star The Address Downtown has refurnished its roof garden with a range of furniture from Point, one of Spain’s leading outdoor furniture manufacturers.Guests can relax on some of Point’s classic designs, including the Bubble chairs/loungers designed by Alfonso Gallego; the Sunset double sunbed by Esther Campos; and the Weekend sofa by Juan Santos. If you need somewhere to put down your cocktail, then Diabolo tables by Gabriel Teixidó are always close at hand. For dining, the hotel chose Amberes high backed chairs by Alfonso Gallego, and Esther Campos’s Angul tables.Point was founded in 1920 and is run by the third generation of the Pons family. Its products are characterized by comfort, contemporary design, and hard-wearingness. The company uses aluminium frames and technically advanced fabrics that are waterproof and which won’t degrade in extremes of heat or cold.The Address Downtown is close to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and it has won many accolades, including ‘The Best Hotel in the World’ no less, as voted by readers of Global Traveler magazine.
Leading, international advertising agency Publicis has chosen pieces by Spanish firm Stua to furnish its new office in Dublin.Publicis is one of the most important advertising agencies in the world, and has a presence in over 80 countries. It’s a holding company with a large number of subsidiaries in many countries. Recently, when Publicis’s Dublin office moved to a new location, a booming business hub near the river Liffey, it called on Stua to furnish its new premises. The ad agency was after furniture that would help motivate its staff, given that the company strongly believes that there’s nothing like a stimulating environment to encourage people to be creative at work. And joyously colourful, bold furniture that creates an atmosphere that successfully fosters its employees’ creativity and ability to rest is precisely what Stua offered architects practice Carew Kelly Architects, which designed the office.The pieces chosen for its interior were the Globus chair, vibrantly colourful Nube armchair, Zero table and Onda stools, while the Deneb tables and benches grace the relaxation areas ouside. All the pieces were designed by Jesús Gasca, save the Nube armchair, which was created by Jesús and Jon Gasca. Mirroring the ethos of Publicis, all the furniture conveys a love of design and creativity.Stua has supplied furniture to many public spaces throughout the world, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Acropolis Museum in Athens.
Spanish firm Sancal, a manufacturer of contemporary upholstered furniture, has recently supplied pieces to the lobby of East Hotel, which is sandwiched between the buzzy areas of Kingston and Manuka in the Australian capital of Canberra.This luxurious hotel opened last August with the aim of making its guests – who are surrounded by cosy, comfortable, contemporary furniture and benefit from the high quality, cutting-edge technological equipment of its apartments, workspaces and suites – feel like they’re at home. The fact that the hotel has wholeheartedly invested in cutting-edge design is reflected in its striking lobby, which has been furnished by Sancal.The furniture here comprises Sancal’s Folk sofas, Soul armchairs, Rock tables, all designed by Rafa García, as well as various armchairs from the highly popular Tea collection, dreamt up by José Manuel Ferrero. All these stand out for their elegant simplicity, contemporary style, informality and for the Spanish warm, colourful vibe they inject into this busy area of the hotel.Founded in 1973, Sancal has supplied its ultra-modern, upholstered furniture to hotels, restaurants, offices, bars and libraries in the US, Russia, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Austria and Switzerland, among other countries. Some of its projects include the restaurant Jaleo in Washington DC, the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York and the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom hotel.
Andreu World, the Spanish manufacturer of furniture for the home and public spaces, was chosen to furnish the 3,440 Café, which is Austria’s most high up café.Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, the Woody chairs grace this café perched on a mountain that’s over 3,000m tall and boasts spectacular views of the highest mountain in North Tyrol – the 3,744m-tall Wildspitze – and the 50-plus mountains in the nearby Pitz valley. The 3,400 Café, which opened late last year, is architecturally striking, thanks to its elliptical form. A sweeping, panoramic glass window runs along its facade and allows you to enjoy fantastic views wherever you are in the café. There’s also a fabulous terrace that also affords panoramic views.The Woody chairs give the café a natural, warm vibe, thanks to their finish made of oak from managed forests, which carry the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certificate and conform to its Chain of Custody programme (which tracks the use of materials, from how they’re sourced to their manufacture). The Woody chairs are a luxurious, authentic, comfortable design perfect for perching on while enjoying a cappuccino and a delicious, home-baked Tyrolean pastry.Founded in 1955, Andreu World has supplied its designer furniture to cafés, restaurants, hotels and many projects all over the world, notably Capitol Hotel in Tokyo, the Barr Al Jissah resort in Oman, Washington DC’s Jaleo restaurant and the restaurant at the Old Trafford football stadium in Manchester and home of the team, Manchester United. The company exports over 60 per cent of its goods, and recently opened its first showroom in New York.Video about Café 3,440: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AmN3g13IBM