Philippe Starck says that, to complete a beautiful project, the members must be in love and share the same vision. The French designer has been a champion of ecology since he began his professional career. “Sooner or later we had to find ourselves on this track. This armchair is stackable and it forms part of a seating project from 100% FSC wood that we are developing together, totally sustainable throughout, and which adds a degree of innovation in our manufacturing. It uses plywood, which is probably the most sustainable material because its utilization rate is far higher, taking the veneer to the limit with a special mould that makes it possible to obtain 3D geometries”, they explained at Andreu World regarding their collaboration with the French designer to create Adela Rex.
The furniture of Andreu World (National Design Award in 2007) decorates the most unexpected spaces in the world, from multiple award-winning restaurants to the offices of Google, Twitter and Facebook, and the universities of Princeton and Harvard. And although the company has shops across half the globe, from the United States to Japan, the base for its operations is still in Alacuás and its large showroom is in Chiva, both towns in Valencia.
Andreu World was a small workshop in 1955, when Francisco Andreu began all this. It is now the largest furniture exporter in Spain, selling 80% of its production to 70 countries and generating more than 500 jobs.
Photography: Andreu World.