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The Royal Garden chair

The Royal Garden chair is just a stool with a backrest, but what a back! A light support of steel tube rod that culminates with the drawing of a five-pointed crown topped with two spheres. This motif is replicated in the more harmless light fixtures. In the chairs, the design produces collateral damage. We listen to the manager of the premises that opens that same night to reproach the decorator: Have you seen what happens? It's the fault of your chairs. They leave a mark! Indeed, diners stand up wearing the dry stamp of the aforementioned crown on the jackets and...

Mrs. Bates' rocking chair

A rocking chair is a rocking chair, unless it enters the object casting of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. And of course, Mrs. Bates’ rocking chair (Psycho, 1960) is part of the cast alongside other “live” characters of the film and, obviously, with Norman Bates’ late mother. Hitchconian suspense and terror is often based on a moral ambiguity and an innate amphibology in which people and objects; people and objects now candid and immaculate that suddenly become guilty and sinister (and vice versa). The scene of an affable old woman in the atrium of her house while...

A chair like a bucket, an accusation of plagiarism and the five longest seconds in history

The world learned about the Panton Chair for the first time in the August 1967 issue of the Danish magazine Mobilia, which carried it on its front page and dedicated an exclusive graphic report to it. But the history of its design goes back at least eleven years prior and does not end until in 1999, a year after the death of Verner Panton, Vitra put on the market its latest injected polypropylene version. Panton, in fact, argued that the idea assaulted him even earlier, when he worked in the studio of Arne Jacobsen and saw for the first time a fiberglass shell and...

Oriol Pibernat

Oriol Pibernat is a historian and designer. Graduated in History of Art Official Master's Degree EEES in Advanced Methods and Techniques of Research in History, Art and Geography (UNED), also carries out studies in Design and Humanities. He is currently a professor at EINA, a university center that was director between 1999 and 2016. He is the author of articles and books on design, as well as an editor and curator of several exhibitions.

November 11,12 - Boutique Design NY Show

Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections at Boutique Design NY Show. We look forward to welcoming you. November 11-12, 2018 Jacob K Davis Center NYC Visit us at Boutique Design NY Show: Booth 1468

Reread the past

It was not the first time it happened, that a chair was conceived by architects. Nor was it the first time that it would develop like a small-scale construction of what would later be architectural resolutions. When architects Federico Correa and Alfonso Milà developed the Reno restaurant project in Barcelona’s mythical Tuset Street, they conceived from the structure of the space to the furnishings, and they designed a chair that could be understood as the announcement of an architecture that would arise twenty-five years later in the diagonally opposite corner...

Come discover the new visions of work at Orgatec

From October 23rd to 27th, Andreu World will be at Orgatec to present their new seating and table designs created by Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Alfredo Häberli, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and LievoreAltherrMolina, among others, and designed for current workspaces and offices, changing, versatile and flexible, where design, technology and architecture go hand-in-hand. New ergonomic chairs and seats, innovative technological tables with connectivity developed for meeting rooms and workstations and the use of exclusive and ultra-durable materials stand out...

Save the date | Andreu World + Kvadrat: Introducing Glow | 23 Oct.12,30h - Orgatec

Andreu World and Kvadrat have collaborated on a new product combining the innovative, technological, and sustainable aspects of their creative, design and manufacturing processes. We invite you to join us on Tuesday 23rd at 12:30pm for the introduction of Glow -a new high-quality fabric- applied to a selection of Andreu World designs to meet the needs of new workspaces. Kvadrat CEO Anders Byriel, Andreu World CEO Jesús Llinares and designer Giulio Ridolfo will take part in the presentation. Please confirm your attendance and let us know if you request any...

Meet the designer | Introducing Dado for Work by Alfredo Häberli | 24 Oct.11,30h - Orgatec

On the occasion of the Orgatec 2018, we invite you personally to the press preview of the new Dado collection created by Alfredo Häberli. Come discover the new combinations and options for workspaces. Join us at Orgatec 2018 Wednesday 24 October 11,30h Hall 10.2 - Stand Q68 P69 Please confirm your attendance and let us know if you want an interview. RSVP Press Contact: [email protected] Tel: + 34660262307

Stevenson, Henry James, two chairs and five tables

Robert Louis Stevenson was always a restless ass. Tiny and sickly, he lived in many houses, visited many countries and went to die in Samoa, where the locals did not comprehend that a story could be invented and they believed all the amazing stories that Tusitala told them. Perhaps because as a child the doctor prescribed him endless mornings in bed, he had a thorny relationship with the chairs that, according to the critic and friend Edmund William Gosse, he always used eccentrically, with his legs placed across the arms of the lounge chairs or sitting at the...

Orgatec 2018 | Come discover the new visions of work

We are pleased to invite you to meet the new collections from Andreu World at Orgatec. Wir freuen uns Ihnen die neuen Kollektionen von Andreu World präsentieren zu können. Visit us / Besuchen Sie uns: Koelnmesse Cologne, 23-27.10.2018 Hall 10.2 Stand Q68 P69 From October 23th to 27th, Andreu World will be at Orgatec presenting their new designs and proposals designed for contemporary, changing, versatile and flexible workspaces and offices, where design, technology and architecture converge. Vom 23. bis 27. Oktober präsentiert Andreu...

Discover the 2018 collections in Valencia

-The 2018 Andreu World collections will be presented from September 18th to 21st in Valencia -Designs by Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Alfredo Häberli and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga can be viewed at dual locations: Feria Habitat and the Andreu World showroom. In Valencia, Andreu World, introduces new versatile seats, which play with textures, materials and colors, designed by Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and Jasper Morrison. Every year in Valencia, Andreu World generates a new story, using the latest indoor and outdoor...

2018 Red Dot Award for the best brand communication

Andreu World has just received aRed Dot Communication Design Award, which recognizes the brand's excellence in communication, for two publications:Eat Well Seatedand Chairs, History of the Chair. Both projects are part of the brand's commitment to the dissemination and transmission of design culture. Under the slogan In search of good design and creativity, the Red Dot Prize: 2018 Communication Award recognizes every year works and creative projects of companies, designers and communication and advertising agencies around the world. In this edition,8,600...

We wait for you in Valencia | Habitat Fair | September 18-21

Andreu World is pleased to invite you to discover our new designs 2018. We look forward to seeing you from 18 to 21 September to personally show you our new collections of seating, tables and outdoor. Visit us: Showroom Andreu World Urb. Olimar C/Los Sauces, 7 Chiva (Valencia) Feria Valencia N2-P2 Stand N5

Rietveld, Groenekan and the antecessor chair

Gerard van den Groenekan was barely fourteen or fifteen years old in the winter of 1917-1918 when he arrived as an apprentice to the workshop that Gerrit Rietveld - a cabinetmaker and draftsman, according to the records of the city - had opened in May in the Adriaen van Ostadelaan, Utrecht. According to him, it was in the summer of 1918 when in that workshop the first version of modern furniture’s founding chair was created. To celebrate such a feat, Rietveld was photographed in front of the shop window of his workshop, proudly lounging in it and escorted by his...

The most international Design Contest

Since its first event in 2001, the International Design Contest has grown year after year to become an international reference, especially in the creation of new seats and tables. The numbers accumulated in the previous editions, with more than 28,000 contestants from 124 countries, offer an idea of the projection and importance that these awards have become. Jasper Morrison, juror for the 2016 edition. The key to the success of the contest has been working every year to try to do better than the previous one. Taking care of all the details, from...

Loos sits on his secrets

What will you do when old man Veilich dies?”, says Loos, who was told by clients, never many but select. Josef Veilich made all the chairs for Adolf Loos’ houses from his first works until his death in 1929, and the architect dedicated a heartfelt obituary in the Frankfurter Zeitung where they type like precise bursts of machine gun the ideas on how to respond to the need to sit down that he had been defending since the end of the previous century. Loos is the greatest defender of originality, the modern fetish for excellence: there is no need to invent what is...

The ghost chairs of Edgar Allan Poe

The “first physiognomist of the domestic space”, Walter Benjamin calls him because the narrators of the Modern Age gave a detailed account of the face and the complexion of their characters, but barely their living quarters. The first nineteenth-century writer who brought the interiors into his stories was Edgar Allan Poe, he also left two specific testimonies on the subject. One is a brief and sarcastic Philosophy of Furniture, published in May 1840 in Philadelphia’s Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, where he makes fun of the bad taste of the domestic interior...

18th International Design Contest

It is said that designing a chair or a table is one of the most difficult challenges for any professional, and it is true, but nevertheless, every year hundreds of new models appear on the market. Are there enough designs? Absolutely, because there is no furniture closer and more necessary to the activities of our daily lives. The good designs of tomorrow have to be born from the designers or students of today. That is why each year the International Design Contest, in which creators from five continents participate, tries to be a speaker and a platform to give...

Jose María Faerna

José María Faerna is an art historian, editor and journalist. At times he teaches, for 10 years he directed the magazine Diseño Interior and he regularly writes in different media about art, architecture and design.

Sit Down to Stand Up

The buses that provided the public transportation in the 1950s in the town of Montgomery (Alabama), possibly like any or many other North American cities, had seats made of chromed iron tubing. The frame of these aligned benches, designed for two passengers, was at the same time a support for seated passengers and a place to hold for those who were standing or moving in the bus’s interior. This form of construction in curved and screwed iron tubing evokes the exemplary chair designs of modern Bauhausians and their contemporaries. The iron frame was...

Save the date | First Look | NYDC

Come join us for the 14thAnnual First Look event anddiscover our new collections. First Look Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:00-9:00PM New York Design Center 200 Lexington Av New York, NY 10016 Showroom #1111

Andreu World + Kvadrat: Introducing Glow

Andreu World and Kvadrat have joined forces in a collaboration that shares the innovative, technological and sustainable aspects of their production processes, creativity and design. They present Glow, a fabric originally designed by the expert weaver Frans Dijkmijer, whose archive was donated to Kvadrat by the family after his death. Capri Lounge upholstered with Glow new fabric. A classic wool fabric that Giulio Ridolfo has updated with a contemporary touch from a fresh and modern color palette. With a seemingly random and slightly striated design,...

Guillem Celada

Guillem Celada graduated in Graphic Design from the Escola Superior de Disseny (ESDi) and completed the Master's Degree in Art and Design Research (MURAD) at EINA, Center Univeristari de Disseny i Art in Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He works in the field of restoration and documentation of industrial design elements of the recent local past.

American icon in the socialist island

In the heart of modern Havana, in the Vedado, is the La Rampa, a part of Avenida 23 where cultural splendor lived before the revolution with the Turquino cabarets or the Cañitas of the Hotel Hilton Habana (now Habana Libre) and after that, in the years when the revolutionary project was sexier. During the nineteen sixties this location was the International Congress of Architecture (1963) for which the brutalist Cuba Pavilion was built. Every Saturday night in the Vidriera mágica the designer Fernando Ayuso showed his new designs with the models parading to the...

Dado modular sofa, a new design by Alfredo Häberli

Dado is a very comfortable modular sofa that arises from a precise set of proportions, volumes and color. The geometry of Dado, graphic and essential, contains a series of subtle details. Its upholstery proposes a combination beginning with the main fabric, the trim and a series of small strips that define the shape of the seat, especially the seam which, matching or contrasting, frames the interior upholstery that distinguishes its design. Dado allows for multiple combinations by adding different elements: corners, central modules,...

17th Design Contest winners

Once again, this year the selected setting was the Baluarte Palace in Pamplona and coinciding with the celebration of the Less Architecture, More City convention organized by the Architecture and Society Foundation, in which Andreu World is an active participant. Architects Dominique Perrault and Francisco Mangado were in charge of presenting 17th International Design Contest prizes. More than 500 people attended the event, in which the two winning projects of the contest's most recent edition were presented, and the prize money was...

2001-2018: A retrospective of 18 editions of the Design Contest.

Past, present and future of design go hand-in-hand in the International Design Contest, which has turned 18 years old, surely making it one of the longest-lived, and is unique in its specialty, the design of seats and tables. To celebrate, we have prepared a publication that brings together its trajectory and history from 2001 to 2018. The publication brings together the history our Design Contest's almost 20 years - from the basis and briefing to the award-winning projects and the graphic image - and aims to serve as a source of inspiration and...

Five Design Awards in NeoCon world trade fair

Andreu World -an international design furniture brand- has won four awards for the best product design at the NeoCon trade show in Chicago, the benchmark professional event in the office furniture sector in the United States. The Flex Armchair, the Dado sofa, the Reverse occasional table, and the Duos stool are the four designs awarded with the Best of NeoCon award, the maximum distinction of this event, which highlights quality and innovation in product design for spaces of work. The collections designed by Jasper Morrison, Alfredo Haberli and...

Iconic chairs at Mallorca's Official College of Architects

The design and architecture have met during this month of June at the headquarters of the College of Architects of Mallorca with the presentation of the book Chairs and the exhibition on iconic designs of Andreu World, which houses the headquarters of the Official College of Architects of the Balearic Islands (COAIB). The exhibition includes creations by Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, among others. The inaugural act of the exhibition was attended by the dean of COAIB, Marta Vall·Llossera, and the COAIB...

Meet the Designers | NeoCon 2018

On the occasion of NeoCon 2018, we invite you personally to the press previews of the new designs 2018 created by our most iconic designers. Monday 11 th June 11.30 am | Meet PearsonLloyd | Introducing Ruta Monday 11 th June 1.00 pm | Introducing Glow | Andreu World + Kvadrat Tuesday 12 th June 11.30 am | Meet Patricia Urquiola | Introducing Nuez stool Look forward to seeing you!

Meet Patricia Urquiola at NeoCon | June 12th at 11:30 am

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the product launch of Andreu World's newest collaboration with Patricia Urquiola. On Tuesday June 12th at 11:30am, the renowned designers will present all the details of their new piece.We look forward to seeing you there!

Andreu World + Kvadrat | Introducing Glow

Andreu World and Kvadrat have joined forces in a collaboration that shares the innovative, technological and sustainable aspects of their production processes, creativity and design. Join us on Monday 11 June at 13,00 h at Andreu World’s Merchandise Mart Chicago Showroom introducing “Glow”, a new high-quality fabric created by Kvadrat to meet the needs of the new workspaces. Andreu World presents it in a worldwide exclusive, applied to a selection of pieces from its latest collections that make it feel like a tailored suit. The presentation will be in...

A Ready-Made for Sitting

Can any object become a seat? If we take into account that a seat is any place, object or piece of furniture in which to support the buttocks for the purpose of sitting, we can say yes. Since Marcel Duchamp arrived with his found objects or ready-mades (existing objects that are transformed to give them a totally different meaning), everything is possible. The Frenchman opened the prohibition. But with the arrival of the theories about semiotics (in which signs and symbols are studied as instruments of cultural communication) and the postmodern movement, it is...

The book Chairs and the exhibition of iconic designs, at the COAIB Mallorca

The Col.legi d'Arquitectes (COAIB) of Mallorca is the setting chosen by Andreu World and Editorial Gustavo Gili to present Chairs, a book that reviews the master creations that have marked a before and after in the history of design and, same time, of humanity. Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, throughout 16 chapters, walks us through the chairs of the industrial age as the famous chairs in Tonet series, manifesto chairs like those of Gerrit Th. Rietveld and Mies van der Rohe, or the chairs of technological ostentation and postmodernist formalist, where they stand out by their...

Save the date | Fiesta NeoCon 2018 | June 11

Please join us for the Andreu World Fiesta. This year’s event will feature traditional Spanish tapas and wine along with a very special live music performance. Fiesta NeoCon June 11 4.30pm-8pm Andreu World Showroom 10th Floor Suite 10-132 Merchadise Mart

To the Queen's Little Chair

When I was a little girl we played a la sillita de la reina (to the Queen’s little chair): a popular game that as a playful resource was not bad, since we did not need any type of object such as marbles, ropes, balls, tops or handkerchiefs. It was very simple: two girls held hands (better crossed, that is to say, right hand with right hand and vice versa) and a third sat on the hypothetical throne, clinging to the neck of the other two while she was swinging. It was a kind of race in which the queen had to reach a distant goal with her two subjects while singing a...

Video | Design Experiences in First Person

Why design is so important in our lives? How can we create new seat and tables that can make people enjoy them? This is the challenge of our International Design Contest and the starting point of the design process. We would like to share with you a video from last year’s winner, Hélène de Salvatore, from Brussels. In the video she talks about her project, “Mediterranean”, a bench- seat that highlights characterized by its simplicity, elegance and uniqueness that captivated the last year’s international jury. Get inspired and participate. From Andreu...

Alya is reinterpreted with new sled base versions

With a singular and character presence, Alya is reinterpreted again with options of sled bases, which adapt to dynamic environments that demand lightness and sophistication. The Alya family presents new versions with steel sled base for its high and low backrest seats that are added to existing bases of central wood or steel, four-legged wooden or fully upholstered. This new base option reinforces its versatility and gives it a lighter presence that can be upholstered in a wide range of fabrics and leathers. Alya is a very comfortable alternative for...

Video | Reverse, a sculptural form

Reverse has a sculptural presence with great versatility. The sculptural base can be situated in interior and exterior spaces. Single, as a pair to support large tabletops, and also forming groups in communal projects. Its catalog of finishes is as wide as its integration possibilities thus making Reverse an icon for every environment. The versatility of this program of bases is demonstrated in this video, offering a wide range of solutions through its different versions of tables: Lounge, Occasional, High Table and central bases in combination with different...

Next Stop: London | Clerkenwell Design Week

This year’s Clerkenwell Design Week is very special for Andreu World as it our inaugural year as a local resident design showroom. New collections from Alfredo Häberli, Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga will be presented. Join us for a lively conversation withdesigner Alfredo Häberli.He will discuss design, the creative process,spaces and his new Dado collection. The event will be held atAndreu World’s London showroomon Wednesday May 23rd from 12h to 14h.You can RSVP to the event here. We look forward to...

Unwittingly, Standard of a Philosophy

The ambitious plan kept going, slow but incessant. The construction of the educational complex had begun in Kuhberg, a hill within Baden-Württemberg, just as he had devised. A complete campus, with its classrooms, its workshops, its library, the student residence, the homes of the professors, the offices of the heads of departments, even a cafeteria. The Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm had been designed in 1950 under criteria of functionality and austerity because its architect, Swiss designer Max Bill, had been trained at the Bauhaus in Dessau. In April 1953,...

Save the date | Neocon 2018

Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections at NeoCon 2018. We look forward to welcoming you. Save the date: Please join us for the Andreu World Fiesta. This year’s event will feature traditional Spanish tapas and wine along with a very special live music performance. Visit us on the 10th Floor Suite 10-132 Fiesta NeoCon June 11 4.30pm-8pm

A chair for having tea

The extravagant Miss Catherine Cranston decided to open her first tearoom at 114 Argyle Street in Glasgow, Scotland. It was the first of a large chain of luxuriously decorated establishments in which elegant ladies could meet without the need of masculine company. The one on Argyle Street was immediately successful thanks to its billiards, its game room, its reading room, its smoking room and the tea room for women. Said businesswoman, who ran her business with an iron fist, intended to offer an abstemious alternative to the pubs that invaded the city. Years...

A chair for life

Enrique was walking with his daughter Sara through the well-known neighborhood of Gràcia in the city of Barcelona. Sara was five years old. In a couple of weeks, she was going to turn six. She was growing very fast. She showed a fresh spontaneity for her age and an innate curiosity for all things. They had a regular itinerary that they did two or three times a week. But that day Sara wanted to change, for one of those spontaneous outbursts that her father liked so much. So, they were going down Verdi Street when they both became fixated on a different façade on...

Nuez and Capri Lounge, 2018 Red Dot Design Awards

Each year, the Red Dot jury, made up of international design and architecture professionals, makes its decision on the best products and designs of the year 2018. This year, Nuez and Capri Lounge, designed by Patricia Urquiola and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga for Andreu World have received the Red Dot Design Award. The panel of experts awards this internationally recognized quality seal only to products that stand out for their innovation and high design quality. Enveloping and technological, Nuez chair born from the idea of creating a seat modulating as if it...

Andreu World, the first Spanish company in the residential and design furniture sector with the highest number of industrial design registrations in 2017

The international furniture brand of contemporary design is also in second place in the ranking of innovative companies with greater intellectual protection of their designs during the past year. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) places Andreu World in second place in the ranking of Spanish companies that presented the highest number of designs to ensure the legal protection of their products. Andreu World, international furniture firm of contemporary and avant-garde design with more than 62 years of experience, is today one of the...

Isabel del Río

Isabel del Río is a graduate in Product Design, has a degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Advanced Studies in Art History. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis in design history at the University of Barcelona. She is a professor and works as a researcher and documentarist of industrial objects.

Andreu World opens new showroom in London

The new Andreu World space in London aims to become a point of reference for interior and furniture design of workspaces, contract, outdoor and home in the capital of the United Kingdom. Located in the heart of the district of Clerkenwell (104-110 Goswell Road), the London showroom is an open and dynamic space that is articulated through different areas that range from seats, armchairs and sofas to meeting and occasional tables created by international designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. In...

Andreu World presents an exhibition at COAM

Andreu World presents an exhibition at COAM that brings together its most iconic designs and celebrates with its furniture the 100 years of the Revista Arquitectura magazine. The display of iconic design – which can be visited on platform 2 of the ground floor - gathers creations by internationally renowned designers and architects such as Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison or Lievore Altherr Molina. Andreu World will also furnish, with its collection of sofas and lounge chairs, the retrospective on the centennial of Revista Arquitectura magazine in the...

A Chair for Eternity

It is difficult to imagine that a chair poetically evokes death. The image of the electric chair shudders because of its strict functionality and it is not by chance that Andy Warhol dedicated a series of serigraphs treating it as a macabre icon of North American culture. The electric chair is a product of the most ruthless technical engineering while the Golgotha chair, designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1972, is an object halfway between sculpture and design that does not especially stand out for its functional and productive qualities but for its problematic...

Offices open to creativity

Hi tech companies set trends in the design of offices and work spaces. The collaborative and flexible environments where creativity and comfort prevail are imposed in order to feel at work at home. This is the philosophy that governs the interior design of this new workspace of the videogame industry that has chosen Andreu World collections designed by Jasper Morrison and Lievore Altherr Molina for its headquarters in Vancouver. Serena lounge chairs -characterized by its elegance, unique design, naturalness and contemporary aesthetics-are the protagonists...

A new edition of the Design Contest commences

With the announcement of the jury the 18th edition commences, which at its central axis, the design of a seat or a table. The jury of this edition is composed of the journalist and cultural manager Alberto Anaut, the art specialist Ana Domínguez, the architect and director of Arquitectura Viva magazine Luís Fernández Galiano, the head of design at Gensler Ej Lee and the designer and master of color Giulio Ridolfo. The contest is open to students and design professionals with no age limit. The winner will receive a prize of 4,000 euros and second...

An exposition to celebrate 25 years of the National Design Awards

Until May 2 the Design Center Matadero de Madrid will host the exhibition España Diseña: 25 editions of the National Design Awards. As an award-winning company, Andreu World is present in this exhibition through some of its most iconic collections such as Ronda -design by Lievore Altherr Molina- or Nub -created by Patricia Urquiola. Andreu World received the National Design Award in 2007 coinciding with the fifty years of business history. Along with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Andreu World, this award marked a turning point in the...

Milan: Come meet our new collections

See you at Salone del Mobile Milano. Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections 2018 in Milan. We look forward to seeing you there. We look forward to seeing you at: Salone del Mobile Milan 17-22 April 2018 Pav. 7 Stand F27 F29

The Inflatable Utopia

Anyone who has designed or produced a chair knows how difficult it is to conceive a structure that supports the weight of a corpulent person while seeming as light as possible. You must disguise how the powerful forces of pressure and torsion act. For millennia, chairs had four legs. Using steel pipe, designers of the Modern Movement managed with two and in the mid-nineteen-fifties, Eero Saarinen managed to get his “Tulip” chair to stand on one leg in such a way that it took the appearance of a pedestal. The next challenge would be to design a chair without legs....

Andreu World opens a new showroom in Madrid

With its 300 square meters of exhibition space, the new Andreu World space on Calle de Velázquez 26 in Madrid aims to become a point of reference for interior design and furniture design for work, contract, outdoor and residential spaces. The large exhibition space allows for the creation of different zones to display seats, armchairs, sofas and meeting and occasional tables created by international designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. In addition, the space showcases a selection of...

Conversation on the train

No one doubts that the cantilever chair (freischwinger, which in German means free swing), based on the principle of the projecting beam and characterized by its elasticity, is a universal design. However, its paternity is problematic. Is it a Marcel Breuer design inspired by a Mart Stam idea or the other way around? What were the contacts between both designers? At what moment did their experiments intersect? The Dutch architect Mart Stam in 1926 had designed a chair without hind legs, constructed of 10 straight sections of gas pipe, reinforced with elbows. As...

From war material to object for peace

French fry. This symbol of North American fast food alluded to by the nickname of the LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) chair could make us think that it was the product of a pop designer’s imagination. Nothing is further from reality because in 1945, when the end of World War II was approaching, pop had not yet made an appearance in the cultural scene and United States industry was focused on the construction of war material. It was not an auspicious time for frivolities. This chair was the result of the efforts made by the Eames spouses to master plywood techniques when...

Exhibition of iconic design at COAM Madrid

Andreu World has presented at the headquarters of the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), an exhibition that brings together their most iconic designs signed by internationally renowned designers and architects such as Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison and Lievore Altherr Molina. The exhibition, which will remain until May 31, takes a tour of the contemporary furniture design brand’s most emblematic pieces including designed signed by prestigious authors like Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga....

Chairs, History of the Chair is presented at Madrid Design Festival

Andreu World, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Editorial Gustavo Gili have presented Chairs, a book about the history of author chair, within the framework of the Madrid Design Festival. After the presentation of the book, an exhibition of Andreu World’s most emblematic chairs was inaugurated, among which are creations by Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, and which can be visited at the COAM until the March 31st. The first edition of the Madrid Design Festival was the setting chosen by Andreu World and Editorial Gustavo...

Isabel Campi

Isabel Campi holds a degree in Art History and a doctorate in Design from the University of Barcelona and one of the most renowned specialists in theory and history of industrial design. She is a writer and author of several books in this discipline. She currently chairs the Fundación Historia del Diseño (History of Design Foundation).

The chair that is carried everywhere

Who has not gone to the beach or the countryside carrying one of those cheap, collapsible, aluminum tube chairs that do not weigh anything, do not rust and can be stored and transported effortlessly? Is this omnipresent model in the campsites really a nice and comfortable design? Well, not too much. The curve of the legs makes them unstable and overturn when the user leans to the side. The bar on the back pierces the backside and the one in front cuts off circulation to the back of the thighs. The braided nylon strips end up opening with use. They are repaired...

Save the date | February 14th

What is the design that makes you fall in love? At AndreuWorld we want to celebrate Valentine's Day with a special gift: theNuez chair from Patricia Urquiola. For this reason, we invite you next February 14 to the presentation of the book Chairs -a book about the history of author chairs- and to the exhibition of the most iconic designs of the brand. To participate, come on February 14, take a photo of your favorite design, upload it to @Instagram and label it with #ChairsAndreuWorld. You can win an iconic design. Choose your favorite design between the...

Frame Lab in Amsterdam with Andreu World

A bad chair can ruin the best meal. Andreu World brought the idea of “Eat well seated”, to Frame Lab an event that brought together the 21 and 22 February in Amsterdam designers from across the globe for sharing their insights to the future of work and living spaces. As part of the Wellness area, Andreu World will display an innovative space that reflects on the marrying of gastronomy with good design. For this purpose, a dynamic environment has been created, equipped with Patricia Urquiola's Nuez chairs and a Reverse Conference table. A space to share and enjoy,...

Flex, Alya and Dual collections at the Adler University

Located on the first five floors of a slender glass tower in downtown Vancouver, the interiors are flooded with the university’s brand colours (red, brown, green, orange) to stand out from its neighbours and to welcome visitors. The bold interior design for the Vancouver university reflects its unique character. In order to equip it, the Alya lounge chairs and armchairs versions have been chosen for their relaxation and lobby spaces, complemented with Dual tables, as well as Flex chairs for common areas. All these designs have been customized with the...

Andreu World meets Boston

Andreu World’s Boston showroom is located at 35 Channel Center Street; a 180-year-old brick mill building in the city’s rapidly expanding Fort Point district. The generously sized showroom allows for five unique zones to showcase everything from lounge chairs and sofas to conference and occasional tables created by international designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina, and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. In addition, the space will showcase over a hundred different Andreu World chairs and barstools in an effort to cater to...

"Chairs" at Madrid Design Festival

On February 14th, Andreu World will present a book regarding the universal history of the chairs at the COAM in Madrid, written by journalist and historian Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and published by the “Editorial Gustavo Gilli”. A delicious story, in short, of those masterpieces that have marked a before and after in the history of design and, at the same time, of humanity. A journey that starts with a prologue by the researcher Jorge Wagensberg on the concept of a seat, he presents an overview of the great milestones of historical chairs and focuses, finally,...

Andreu World runs SAP

Andreu World has selected SAP S/4 Hana as a technological platform to improve customer service, internationalization and boost the standardization and traceability of manufacturing processes. A project of global impact that, to equip its human capital with the correct IT tools that allow them to achieve maximum productivity and train the company with a platform that has been the basis of the development and optimization of production processes and management, but also to have a solution that supports the adoption of the best business practices and that always...

Boston Showroom Opening

We are pleased to invite you to the inauguration party of Andreu World's new Boston showroom. Please join us for this very special event. 35 Channel Ctr St # 103 Boston, MA 02210 Please RSUP: [email protected]

A great celebration to meet the winners of the 2017 Design Contest

As in previous years, theSchool of Art and Design Superior of Valencia (EASD) hosted the awards ceremony of the International Design Competition 2017. Design, music, awards and an exhibition with the winning models of this edition and over the years converged during the award ceremony. The members of the jury 2017Robert Thiemann, Director of the magazine Frame; Alfredo Haberli, Designer María de Corral curator and art critic Stefan Geenen, Project Director of the Miralles-Tagliabue studio and Alvaro Castro journalist, announced the winners of this year to...

Spanish Brands Awards in Brussels

The Leading Brands of Spain Forum and the Office of the High Commissioner of the Government for Marca España gave recognition to the work of Marca España Friends and Friends of Spanish Brands in Belgium in an event held on 27 November. The event, organised by the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, was attended by Belgian individuals, companies and organisations that helped strengthen Spain’s image in the country and lent support to Spanish brands. Likewise, Belgian people or companies closely linked to Spanish firms such us...

Flex equips a unique work space in Utrecht

The Flex chairs and barstools have created a unique space to work and collaborate for the offices of the headquarters of the Royal Dutch Dental Association (KNMT) in Utretch. The project for the headquarters of this professional association of dentists and dental specialists in the Netherlands included the equipping of different meeting rooms and areas of collaboration and waiting. To do this, we wanted to integrate functional furniture that at the same time maintained the same aesthetic and design that would give continuity to the entire space. For...

Flex Cantilever, Best of Year Award 2017

The Flex series in its cantilever version has been chosen as the best chair of conferences by the Interior Design magazine in the Awards granted by the Interior Design Magazine. With 85 years of history, it is one of the most influential magazines in the field of design, architecture and interior design worldwide. Each year, Interior Design, presents the Best of Year Awards to the best products from the American and international markets.. On December 1, nearly a thousand professionals from the design and architecture community met at the Frank Gehry's IAC...

Andreu World presents Eat well seated

It is the first edition of a restaurant guide, which will be reissued and expanded annually, created with the idea of combining gastronomy with good design. Andreu World has just published Eat well seated, a restaurant guide, which will be updated and expanded annually, made with the idea of marrying gastronomy with good design. Promoted by Andreu World, the Spanish company specializing in chairs with the largest international projection, it is a unique publication that, in addition to being useful as a guide – which includes reviews of 25 restaurants around...

The "transplastic" chair

I met with the Campana brothers at a summer workshop in Boisbuchet. There we had time to have long conversations in those shared dinners at communal tables that are the center of country life that carries in the place. One afternoon we talked about their Transplastic collection. Surely it is the one that best expresses the way of thinking of the Brazilian brothers. Manual labor opposed to industrial, how to utilize poor local materials, in this case a fiber called “apui”, and elevating their category, giving them an unexpected beauty through design. There has been...

Alya, tailored comfort

As part of our evolution in recent years, we have developed entirely upholstered pieces. Alya is a perfect example of this new line of work. It’s a design that transmits the attention paid to details and upholstering created like ‘a made to measure suit’. Comfort is achieved through a careful study of ergonomics, strengthened by latest generation foams, which offer fantastic recovery and durability. In accordance with our philosophy, Alya adapts perfectly to public, domestic or representative spaces. Alya is a collection of upholstered lounge chairs and...

A new Andreu World space launches in Denver

Andreu World celebrated the grand opening of its new Denver showroom in November. The new space –that joins the brand’s existing showrooms in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. –provide from now on architects, designers and clients an expansive exhibition and work space with versatile furniture solutions. The new space is situated in the Highlands district, the ideal location for the presentation of the new Andreu World collections. A selection of Andreu World brand furnishings is displayed in the interior, along with the newest...

Premiere of the new collections in London

After Milan and Chicago, London was chosen to present the 2017 collections. The showroom of Coexistence Ltd was the space chosen to present this autumn the new design by Patricia Urquiola. Lounge areas were also created, which provided the added comfort, transmitted by the Capri Lounge or Alya armchair collection and which were presented in natural tones. The occasional tables of the Dual and Reverse collections, completed the space turning it into a cozy lobby or waiting area. The showcase showed the Nuez chair and theCapri Lounge collections in...

Manila, the value of time

We are a family business and that’s why we have a very special relationship with time. We know that we’ve built a tradition and that thanks to it, we have a unique perspective on our work. We see life in terms of the bigger picture and we’re faithful to the idea that building a future means keeping the past alive. Relations and tradition live and breathe through our daily work and through the personal connections and sense of property shared by all those that make up Andrew World and who –in many cases– form part of our joint project generation after...

The chair "and the rabbit speaks"

Many years ago, in the early nineties, on a visit to the studio of Ron Arad in Camden Town (London), he happily showed me a chair recently designed and already finished. It was called “And the Rabbit Speaks” and consisted of a large wooden box, with sinuous seat shape, that opened like a violin case and inside it you found another chair designed with the same silhouette as the box. The idea, he told me, was that chairs usually traveled in large wooden crates that protected them, and when they reach their destination, people use those same shipping crates, sit on...

Nuez, an envolving and technological design

Envolving, suggestive, warm and technological at the same time. This is the Nuez chair. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, born from the idea of creating a seat that folds like a sheet of paper. The injected thermo-polymer shell is expressed as a flexible surface that embraces the body when sitting. The curves of the seat transmit softness and materiality. Its undulating exterior texture features an exclusive band fabric created by Patricia Urquiola. This new chair offers a double texture: that of the carcass, formed by three-dimensional waves that give it...

Couvé, contemporary classic

The origin is a highly recognizable form. The features of a Nordic sofa devoid of all its superfluous elements, synthesized to the maximum to test your perception. Couvé has the elegance of the classics but at the same time is absolutely contemporary. One of Couvé’s features is the upholstery work. It defines the soft curves of the arms and back, and ultimately expresses the character of the piece. Couvé is serene, balanced and timeless.

The papal chair

It was on a work trip to the Herman Miller factory, in the unknown destination of Grand Rapids (Michigan). We were with the designer Yves Behar, who was working with the American manufacturers on a new office chair. One that visit, we were given a tour of the facilities and we ended up in a basement where products of all kinds, prototypes, special pieces, etc. are warehoused. Snooping around, Yves and I raised a plastic and we found a white leather armchair with a strange shield printed on the back. It was a model designed by Charles and Ray Eames, with a...

The "Navy" chair

The history of the Navy chair is one of the most surprising and ingenious I know. During the Second World War, the American Navy encountered a problem with the chairs they had on board, as the usually ended up destroyed by the rough sailors after months of being at sea. They urgently needed chairs as robust as they are lightweight, not magnetic, immune to the rust produced by sea salt, and also fire-resistant. Mission almost impossible. In the forties, Wilton C. Dinges of Emeco worked with a navy admiral on the production of these chairs made from recycled...

Domingo the carpenter

In the sixties, Eivissa (Ibiza) was still a paradise barely polluted by modernity, where the rural culture survived, to which Domingo belonged, an old carpenter who along with his young nephew, who he had made his assistant, was still working in the upper part of Dalt Vila. Domingo used the solid wood of the island junipers to which he formed with the saw, the brush, the chisel, and the mortise…the most traditional tools that he handled with dexterity. And in fact, many of the chairs and tables were bought for houses of the members of the large colony of German,...

The "Sánchez"chair

The sculptor José Luis Sánchez still retains a pair of overalls that he was given while on a trip to Finland from Pi, the first wife of Timo Sarpaneva, who owned a company dedicated to the design of work clothes. He had met them, he and Tappio Wirkkala, years earlier in the 1954 Milan Triennale when José Luis was a young scholar responsible for the care of Ramón Vázquez Molezún’s Spanish Pavilion, while Sarpaneva was the star guest of his country’s pavilion. This stay in Milan was very fruitful for José Luis, who, in support of the romantic pretentions of Titta,...

Ana Domínguez Siemens

Ana Domínguez has a degree in Art History and specialized in Design from London’s Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a curator of exhibitions and regularly writes for different national and international publications.

Get up on time in the House of Lords

The word seat comes from the latin scamnum that meant 'bench, chair or platform'. Not everyone has the privilege of sitting on the padded benches of the House of Lords, but Sir Bernard Montgomery, conqueror of Field Marshal Rommel in El Alamein (1942) deserved his seat. One day, occupying his spot on the red bench, he stood up, turned toward a Lord seated to his right, with a serene expression and softly said, 'I apologize for disturbing you, but I am suffering from a coronary thrombosis'. Indeed, the doctors who treated him at the hospital concluded that...

Sit, architectural and versatile

Sit has demonstrated its ability to integrate into architectural projects that required intensive use. It syntheses with most materials, such as concrete, brick and plywood, that are used in fashionable collective spaces. Sit is essential, clean and functional. In its distinct versions have a wide range of accessories such as ganging mechanisms or writing surfaces.

Stylish chairs for "royal business"

Consulting the Seven Games, we discover that Alfonso X used the same room for all royal uses: council, banquets, and the most intimate “comforts”… The Book of the Chamber explains that the bathroom was a room located alongside the room where food, lavatory services, clothes and prayer books were stored and…a chair or square box that contained the chamber pot… In the chronicles of the trip of Charles V, the luxurious bathrooms of the Najera Castle were described as “covered in yarn and silk upholstery”. Elizabeth I of England used for her necessities a type of...

New showroom opening in India

At the beginning of October, a new showroom in Bangalore opened its doors. After Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad, Andreu World adds a new space in India. The space - distributed in a three-storey building - is located in the heart of the capital. Inside, a selection of the latest Andreu World collections created by international designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina, Jasper Morrison or Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. The interior design of the exhibition area is designed so that visitors can satisfy any solution or need of...

The shatterproof glass: decisive invention

The Marquise of Brezé, sister of Cardinal Richelieu only sat surrounded by cushions, because she was convinced that she had a backside of glass. This noble family provided very illustrious characters as well as outrageous ones. The Cardinal Richelieu ended his life believing that he was a horse, and whinnied as he circled the billiard table. His brother fell into the delusion of believing himself to be God the Father. The number of madmen who believed to be of glass – like Tomas Rodaja, the degreed follower of Cervantes – today is not as abundant as in old...

A tomb for a chair

Among the most famous “imaginary sick” there is Judge Du Heeain. This magistrate, who practiced his career in Caen, was very apprehensive and gave into the delusion of believing himself to be phthisic. Despite his fairly healthy appearance, he didn’t want anyone to interrupt his repose and he remained seated in a chair where he even attended judicial cases. Later, he began to complain of migraines. And, doctors told him that darkness and rest alleviate the headaches, Judge Du Hellain increased his resting position, always remaining seated or lying in bed....

You have to know how to sit

Gore Vidal, writer of “bestsellers” and other very famous literary works (Julian the Apostate, Hollywood, Empire), explained his secret to success in the means of the mass media: to sit, at all of the parties, next to someone in an exotic or extravagant dress. If no one is wearing a Mohawk or is a woman of the great world, an Indian in a turban also serves the purpose. “When you sit next to a character who wears a turban they take more photographs of you and you get on Sunday’s cover,” Gore Vidal recommends. There are countless photographs where this...

Award-winning communication design

The jury for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 has made its decision. In a process spanning several days, the 24 experts assessed communication and creative works from agencies, designers and companies from 50 participating countries. Andreu World has cause for celebration: The jurors awarded the Red Dot to Stories brochure and thus emphasised its high design quality and creative achievement. Stories 1 and 2 are two graphic documents that wish to go one step beyond our products and, through them, speak about the culture, the architecture and the design...

Workspaces that inspire people

The office has become a space where one lives and coexists and is being transformed according to the needs of the occupants during the workday. Gradually dining areas, lounges and meeting spaces have been incorporated. The most recent addition to the office is the collaborative space, a flexible environment created for impromptu meetings, sharing of projects and brainstorming. Here is an example of what’s next in workspaces, with interior design and furniture that improve creativity, ergonomic amp; wellness. The BetVictor project features with the...

The Throne is the Power

The king of the chairs is undoubtedly the royal throne. More than the crown or scepter, it is the symbol of power: to ascend the throne, to remain on the throne, to lose the throne. Also in a figurative sense: will anyone dethrone the king of rock, the queen of pop? Religions have been molded in the image of monarchies. The gods feel their realms on thrones from those who rule the world. In the medieval art of Byzantine mosaics and Romanesque frescoes, and even in a famous painting by Van Eyck, an elliptical representation of the divinity made its fortune through...

Discover our new collections at Feria Habitat

Every year at Feria Habitat Valencia, Andreu World presents a new story. In this edition, the idea was to create a living space, creative and inspiring. For this, different “living” scenes have been created, starring Nuez Chair, a technology chair designed by Patricia Urquiola. The universe of the designer -colorist and vibrant- is transmitted through its design in each of the environments generated to equip our home: dining-living, lounge-relax area, kitchen or bedroom ... Together with Nuez, other 2017 novelties, such as the Capri Lounge chairs,...

Designers Saturday in Oslo

September begins with “Designers Saturday,” an event which will took place from 8th to 10th of the month as a center point of European and Scandinavian design in Oslo. Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections 2017 at Canvas Showroom (Oslo). We look forward to seeing you at Designers Saturday. See our digital map and exhibition: http://bit.ly/DesSatOslo Please RSVP: [email protected] Tel. +47 45 042 111 www.canvas.no Drammensveien 114, Oslo

He who went to Seville, lost his chair

It is one of the proverbs learned as a child because it very graphically teaches them what can found in life. If you fall asleep or get confused, it may happen that when you return someone has taken your place. It has many popular deviations – quién fue a Morón, perdió su sillón [he who went to Morón, lost his armchair] – and it is actually poorly constructed as it should read “quien se fue de Sevilla, perdió su silla” [he who left Seville, lost his chair]. The saying is based on a historical fact. During the reign of Henry IV, between 1454 and 1474, the...

Musical Chairs

In the game of musical chairs, participants do laps around a circle of chairs while music plays, and when it stops, they have to try to sit down ... But there is always a chair less than players. It is a simple game (the necessary elements are in every house and you only have to have a music playing device or someone who plays an instrument, or even just someone who can sing) and lends itself to a lot of hilarious situations. In the solemn atmospheres of the classical music auditoriums, the seats are also anecdotal: who hasn’t found themselves in the concert hall,...

Gaudí and Direct Ergonomics

The architecture of Antoni Gaudí is a great focus of international attraction, as can be verified every day by Barcelona’s residents. But in addition to the buildings, there are a number of works by this artist that also powerfully attract attention: these are his domestic furniture designs, which were custom created for each of his clients. The most notable pieces are, without a doubt, his chairs: organic, warm, original. Gaudí designed chairs for some of his principal clients: Calvet, Batlló and Milà. In relation to some of these chairs an anecdote is told...

Moody, the expression of experience

The original workshop that almost 60 years ago produced just a few pieces is now a company with more than 300 employees and three factories in Spain. Our development is the result of a clear focus on reconciling cutting-edge technology in the cutting, drying, Mechanical and curving processes of the wood, a carpentry experience that guarantees the structural quality of each piece. We’re the result of the best possible combination: innovation and experience. Moody is definitive. It is a synthesis of the austerity of a wood cabin, with the structural...

In the Boudoir

In Italy in 1911, a poster by Marcello Dudovich caused a sensation for the Borsalino house, celebrated manufacturer of hats for men. Its luxury productions, marketed under the brand name Zenit, they exemplify like none other the atmosphere of an exclusive world that would soon disappear with the outbreak of World War I. Dudovich’s poster, with a predominance of yellow tones, shows a rococo chair with a bowler hat, a pair of men’s gloves and a cane. What are those accessories doing there? Who is the owner? For the elegant and refined environment, everyone...

Brandy, an enveloping design

Two geometries – circle and square – that join in a smooth transition through the continuous line of the back and arms. Brandy is the result of a good design developed by the best technique. Wood and upholstery blend and express the essence of our identity. Brandy is comfortable and very versatile. Its different bases and finishes offer extraordinary customization possibilities, making it ideal for all types of environments and projects.

Duos, an essential design

Beyond being practical or comfortable, functional or austere, even more than its aesthetic or formal value, some objects are valued for their ability to become part of our memory. We identify them without effort, they seem anonymous, but it is us that, over time, make them irreplaceable and give them special attention. Duos belongs to this category. It presents itself as an object of use, essential and kind, that integrates into our day to day activities without problems. However, the design is a result of an intense formal pursuit. Duos is...

Reverse, a sculptural form

A clear, emphatic and singular form under a blanket of light without losing prominence. This combination is also a play on materials, textures and colors. Reverse bases have a sculptural presence and great versatility. They can be installed indoors and outdoors. Used alone, in pairs to support a large table top, and also forming groups in collective projects. Its range of finishes is as wide as its integration possibilities, all of which makes Reverse an icon in all types of environments.

Siesta, a place to dream

We dream of a place to rest, talk or read that is both inspiring and relaxing. A place that helps us disconnect and where we want to recuperate at the end of the day. Siesta constructs that atmosphere. Its cozy and comfortable mass floats on a light linear frame. Its name, Siesta, directly responds to what it evokes. Siesta is tremendously versatile and seamlessly integrates into indoor and outdoor environments. Whatever the size of its configuration, with more or less modules, it is harmonious and welcoming.

Historia de las Sillas by Silvio Rodríguez

For many it is one of the most beautiful songs of Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez. It is part of the album Live in Argentina, recorded in April 1984 with Pablo Milanés in Buenos Aires, a few months after the end of the dictatorship. Chairs, unlike the case with shoes, rarely appear in the songbook. Let everyone interpret it as they wish. At the edge of the road there is a chair, Rampaging around that place. The friend's coat is laid out, The friend does not sit down to rest. His shoes, worn, are mirrors Which burn his throat with the...

He Did Not Know How to Sit

In 1931 a very prolific architect died in Barcelona, author of almost five hundred projects, many of them residences. It was the Marquis de Sagnier, who for nearly half a century of his professional career had built a large part of the modern city and had even left samples of his work in various parts of the world. In an obituary note, the values of comfort of the houses that Enrique Sagnier Villavecchia had designed and construction were celebrated, and they linked to his personality as a family man and father of a family, of pleasant association and with a full...

The seat of love "designed" by Edward VII

Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, had a silent youth that dwarfs the bed-stories of the present British royal family. But it is also true that when he began his reign, at the beginning of the twentieth century, at the age of sixty, his virtues as a diplomat and statesman ended up making people forget the sins of his youth. However, in a history of the furniture of love, one cannot ignore his contribution to erotic fantasies in the field of design, because his Siège d’amour, an example of which is kept in the...

Serena Teak, the intersection of craftsmanship and nature

Serena is an essential design, it star feature is the material from which it is constructed, a beautiful teak wood that invites it to be touched. It transmits solidity and nobility, capturing admiring looks and defines its surroundings. To the material value of solid wood, Serena crosses the direct intervention of the artisan’s hand. The weaving is made entirely by hand with the latest generation materials that guarantee durability in exterior applications. The synthesis of constructive precision, craftsmanship and wood make Serena a warm chair...

The expression of a search

We like working with designers; it’s a way to connect our values with the perspectives of different creators. If one thing defines our evolution, it’s our commitment to design. This commitment has translated to numerous national and international prizes, like the National Design Prize 2007, the most prestigious of all prizes awarded in our country to companies that consider design central to their innovation strategy. Each year, we also hold an international design competition aimed at young designers, which this year celebrated its 15th edition. It’s our way of...

There are chairs for rent

It is one of the popular sayings or expressions of the Catalan language that has neither a literal translation nor Castilian Spanish equivalent. It is used when someone behaves in an unprecedented or unconventional way and more correctly to refer to extraordinary situations that can generate expectation. Its origin is in the phrase s’hi llogaran cadires that was once pronounced by the town crier to announce a show. It was a kind of advertising slogan, because the offering of chairs to the public, even if they were for rent, meant that the show would be worth...

Santi Barjau

Is a PhD in Art History from the University of Barcelona. He is a specialist in posterism of the first half of the 20th century and Catalan modernist architecture. He currently works at the City of Barcelona’s Historical Archive.

"First Look 2017" in New York

Following the Salone of Milan and NeoCon in Chicago, the new 2017 collections will arrive to New York. Andreu World will take advantage of the First Look event, which annually brings together a selection of designers and architects to launch in its showroom of the New York Design Center. The space at Andreu World (suite 1111) will house the latest collections of chairs and tables designed by Patricia Urquiola, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and Lievore Altherr Molina and a selection of designs awarded with HiP Awards or Best of NeoCon. New designs come to life...

Saint Atilano in his chair

As theAragonese are peaceful and ordinary men, no more typical than the “auroras” that they sing in Tarazona to the glorious Saint Atilano, patron of the city, and present the heavenly man sitting in his chair: “Tarazona is filled with joy because he has a child of faith and religion and he is named the glorious Atilano who benefits us with his protection. Happy scene: we have him seated in his chair in his own house where he was born”

Manual for making a chair

Select, among various types of wood, the one you like the most for the shape and color: Birch - Maple - Boxwood - Mahogany – Chestnut - Cedar - Cherry - Poplar – Ebony - Oak - Beech - Walnut – Olive - Elm - Pine - Oak - Teak – Etc. Remember that the essentials of a chair are: Seat - Stile - Front legs – Rear legs – Rail/Apron – Backrest - Stretcher. Although you can add the decorative fantasies you like the most: Backrest base - Arms - Shell – Curtain - Foliage - Acanthus leaf – Palm tree - Motif - Bouquet - Scrolls – etc. Get the tools you...

Patricia Urquiola introduces Nuez Chair

Enveloping, suggestive, warm and technological. This is how she presented her new design in the Chicago showroom. Nuez is the result of her second collaboration with Andreu World, after the Nub collection. It was one of the most popular designs at Chicago’s NeoCon, a major international event in the corporate and office furniture sector held June 12th to 14th. Insomuch of being awarded the first prize in the Hospitality/Seating category of the HiP Awards presented by the influential American magazine Interior Design. Patricia Urquiola with her Nuez chair...

Jasper Morrison and Duos collection meet in Tokyo

On June 2nd, the Andreu World’s Tokyo showroom hosted a design workshop with Jasper Morrison to introduce the details of the new collections and products for workspace, hospitality, outdoor and residential projects. This workshop brought together designers, interior designers and architects to celebrate the latest collections and products of the contemporary furniture manufacturer with more than 60 years of experience in the industry.The event was held at the Andreu World’s showroom in Tokyo, which was inaugurated in 2016 and is located in the Minami Aoyama...

Meet the Jury of the 2017 Contest

The XVII edition of the Andreu World International Design Contest will feature a panel of prestigious professionals linked to the world of design. The industrial designer Alfredo Häberli, architect Benedetta Tagliabue, Robert Thiemann editor-in-chief of FRAME magazine, art critic Maria de Corral, and journalist Alvaro Castro will be in charge of deciding who will be the winners of this year’s competition. Design projects for this year’s edition may be submitted until November 24th. The contest is open to both students and design professionals, regardless of...

Andreu World wins five awards for best design in Chicago

NeoCon is one of the most important trade fairs in the furniture and habitat sector in the United States. In its 50th edition, more than 50,000 design professionals and 500 exhibitors have gathered in almost 100,000 square meters of exhibition space within the Merchandise Mart, where the Andreu World permanent showroom is located. Of the five awards received by Andreu World, four have been honored with the Best of NeoCon Award awarded by the NeoCon competition among the best designs presented, and the fifth has been a HiP Award given by the magazine Interior...

Trenza, the pleasure of fresh air life

We belong to a culture that is illuminated by the Mediterranean sun and bound to the sea and to nature, and we feel that we can offer our interpretation of the pleasure of life in the fresh air. This is how Andreu World Outdoor was born. A new avenue that synthesizes desirable everyday life outdoors. It is a recollection of the sun, the breeze, the siesta by the water. The result of these shared images and feelings fits perfectly into different architectural settings and specific uses. This harmonic concept translates into an extensive, integrated range of...

Save the date: NeoCon 2017

Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections at NeoCon 2017. We look forward to welcoming you. Save the date: Please join us for the Andreu World Fiesta. This year’s event will feature traditional Spanish tapas and wine along with a very special live music performance.

Pillow, the construction of comfort

Pillow has the novelty of a construction kit. A series of pieces that appear to be geometrically simple fit together. They are soft volumes embedded in a discreet and stable base. Pillow integrates a very elaborate work of woodworking that favors its ergonomic and comfortable character. Pillow, available in chair, armchair and lounge chair, always maintains contained and harmonic proportions. This character, both kind and discreet, makes Pillow a very comfortable collection that seamlessly integrates into residential or commercial environments.

Save the date: Fiesta NeoCon

Save the date: Fiesta NeoCon. On June 12 from 4.30 to 8.00 p.m. we look forward to seeing you at our Chicago showroom to celebrate with you our new collections.Please join us for the Andreu World Fiesta. This year’s event will feature traditional Spanish tapas and wine along with a very special live music performance. Fiesta NeoCon June 12 4.30pm-8pm Andreu World Showroom 10th Floor Suite 10-132 Merchadise Mart

Lineal, the search for the rational

Lineal is a clear image, a synthesis perfectly expressed through a stroke of curved oak, suspended in the air thanks to a fine metal line. Lineal forms a graphic composition that is both suggestive and minimal: a soft curve framed by a line. Lineal is an entire system. It encompasses side chairs, armchairs and lounge chairs with or without arms, and with leather upholstered or oak veneered plywood seats. Its range of bases includes sled and cantilever chromed steel with four solid beech wood legs, and a central aluminum base with five fixed and moving...

NeoCon 2017 | Come and discover our new collections

Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections at NeoCon 2017. We look forward to welcoming you. Save the date: Please join us for the Andreu World Fiesta. This year’s event will feature traditional Spanish tapas and wine along with a very special live music performance. Visit us on the 10th Floor Suite 10-132 Merchandise Mart Plaza Fiesta NeoCon June 12 4.30pm-8pm

The wingback chair of the Eternal Father

A good armchair is a sign of distinctive authority. In old times it was reserved for the patriarch, today women should proclaim their conquest of equality, sitting in the house wingchair. Interestingly, the most famous of all the wingback chairs – made in Italy since 1912 by a craftsman from Turin named Renzo Frau – had a feminine name (the “Poltrona Frau”). Upholstered with a smooth leather or capitonnée, the Frau armchairs created an unforgettable style in bourgeois homes. They became a symbol of wellbeing and power. The advertising was also original, as...

Manuel de Falla and his bunker of chairs

Manuel de Falla, the Spanish composer, was very much a hypochondriac. He didn’t have a strong constitution, but also suffered from minor illnesses (headaches, digestive disorders and rheumatic pains). He was so apprehensive that he was even afraid of the energetic hugs that the painter Zuloaga, a strongly built man from the Basque Country, gave him. Zuloaga recounted how he went to visit Falla in Granada, and the musician’s sister warned him not to get too close and hug him, because he was very weak. Zuloaga found him surrounded by chairs, protected in a...

Video | Flex Collections: Performance, beauty, versatility

In this video we present Flex, a family of four collections in numerous finishes and forms: Flex Chair, Flex High Back, Flex Corporate and Executive. Flex is functional, durable and attractive. It is the ideal office chair and an elegant option for hospitality and residential projects.

Submit your video to the Design Contest

Did you know that you can submit a video about your design project? This year we want to spur more participation in our International Design Contest which is in its 17th edition. Therefore, we want to encourage all our contestants to present a short video, explaining in a creative way their design project, because we know that no one better than the creator can explain all the details and work put into the project. In the video, participants can tell us about the inspiration or idea, the materials used, the creation process or make a brief “making-of” of...

New designs: Reverse Lounge cement

The Reverse program, an icon of elegance, is now available both in its standard height and in its Lounge option – with a lower base, for informal meetings accompanied by lounge chairs – in a high-end cement finish, which provides a material and architectural appearance to any project. Like the rest of the collection, connectivity is available, housed in its interior and multimedia outputs. The Reverse Conference and Reverse Conference Lounge versions with cement finishes are available in tabletop sizes from 1400 x 1400 mm / 55in. x 55in. to...

Get inspired and participate in the Design Contest

The latest edition of the Andreu World Contest is off and running. It is our pleasure to present you with this year’s poster, celebrating the 17th year of the competition. Participants have until November, 24th 2017 to enter this projects into this year’s contest. Students and professionals from the world over can participate by submitting their seat or table design. Each piece will be evaluated for its innovation in areas such as eco-design, sustainability, technology, and efficiency in manufacturing. A jury of design and architecture professionals will...

The old Spanish court and person responsible for keeping vigilance of the chair

The protocol of the Spanish court came to be, in the Golden Age, to excesses only surpassed in the Vienna of Franz Joseph. An honored Spanish lady should always keep her feet hidden. And the exigencies of the court etiquette at this point reached such extremes that no one could reference the feet of the queen, under penalty of incurring serious contempt. Perhaps we could find here the influence of the Semitic tradition. And the truth is that our kings lived as subject to the rules of the court as could be the High Priest to the rules of worship. Philip III, for...

The chairs of geniuses

Salvador Dalí wore a 41; but when he painted, to stimulate his creativeness, he wore smaller shoes, specifically size 38. The discomfort activated ingenuity. In his Weimar home, Goethe wrote while sitting on a wooden trestle, like the “pommel horses” used by athletes in the Olympics. Rilke wrote standing up, at a high desk, also recited standing up and only sat to read. And in the Achilleion – the palace that Sisi built in Corfu – the office that Kaiser Wilhelm II used is preserved, with a kind of saddle where he sat to write.

Take two seats

Charles de Morny was a famous French politician and banker, related to all of the aristocracy (he was the half-brother of Napoleon III). To explain his origins, he cynically said: “In my family we are bastards from parents to children. I am the great-grandson of a king, grandson of a bishop, son of a queen and brother of an emperor”. He did honor the descendants of the family, leaving numerous bastards: some well checked and others attributed by legend, such as Sarah Bernhardt. He inspired the character Monsieur Marsy in the novel His Excellency Eugene Rougon by...

A chair for a hat

One of the rules of Hispanic etiquette, when you “capitulate” visits, was to show great admiration for the hat of the visitor. Arabs and Jews that inhabit the branches of our family tree could dutifully explain the reasons for this Eastern custom. “The courtesy that is paid to the hat of a particular gentleman - observes the great traveler Richard Ford – is remarkable, especially among the good provincial people: it is not permitted to have it in the hand or leave it on the floor. The friendly owner of the house excels in this crucial rite of hospitality, takes...

The Ritz Hotel's chairs and bathtubs

Thanks to Edward VII, who had the habit of bathing in the company of his friends, hotel bathtubs became more comfortable. In view of complaints of discomfort of the bathtubs from the voluminous prince, Caesar Ritz decided to make them wider and more comfortable. The brilliant Ritz had solutions for everything. And just like how he commissioned the large bathtubs, he ordered the manufacturing of small furniture, when he dealt with more intimate spaces. Like this he decorated the Rue Cambon bar in his luxurious Place Vendome hotel in Paris. As the space was...

Milan: Come meet our new collections

See you at Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections 2017 in Milan. We look forward to seeing you there. We look forward to seeing you at: Salone Internazionale del Mobile Pav. 7 stand F27-F29

Antonio Solaz

Graphic designer and illustrator. From a remarkable technical versatility, his marked style means his works can be recognized in very different projects, for both public and private companies. In his book Pintapalabras he assembles part of this personal endeavor. Since 1996 he has been collaborating uninterruptedly with Andreu World.

The Brandy armchair, in the "World's Best Interior Design Restaurant"

The German Gymnasium, a restaurant in London designed by Conran and Partners has beenrecognized with awards for the best designed restaurants and bars in the world: the 2016 Restaurant amp; Bar Design Awards. Located in the heart of London, German Gymnasium is a European-inspired restaurant that can be found in King's Cross. Chosen as the most beautiful restaurant in the world due to its impressive design and a very elegant and British interior, this new space created by Conran amp; Partners generates a warm and inviting atmosphere that permits the...

Raglan reinterprets the upholstered bench for public areas

The Raglan collection offers new versions of the one, two and three seater benches. In search of new furniture solutions, the Raglan collection, designed by Piorgiorgio Cazzaniga, presents new interpretations of the upholstered bench, that add to the benefits of this program composed of modular sofas of one, two and three seater and auxiliary tables. With a pure design of architectural lines, the Raglan benches offer exceptional comfort to the user of its upholstered fixtures. With different heights and dimensions, Raglan adapts to the available space and...

The Trenza armchairs, at the design awarded Blue Wave Bar

The 34 people who are part of the jury of the best designed restaurants and bars in the world and their decision has been clear, the most beautiful bar in the world is in Barcelona. The Blue Wave, the OneOcean Club cocktail bar - a stylish club that also has a restaurant and wellness center. TheBlue Waveis located on the water's edge in the port in Barcelona. Its interior recreates a wave about to break and envelops the clients in a marine environment full of shades and reflections. For this environment, Andreu World Outdoor collections could not be...

Centro, a university furnished with our collections

Located on one of the main arteries of Mexico, D.C., the new Centro Constituyentes university campus is one of the most innovative and internationally recognized architectural spaces. Designed by Enrique Norten and his firm TEN Arquitectos, the new campus was designed and built to LEED Platinum sustainability standards. The campus welcomes you with a monumental staircase, the work of artist Jan Hendrix and its structure is conceived from juxtaposing volumes where the elements of a creative process converge to receive more than 2,500 students....

Barkas, a new IT Gastronomic Experience

BarKas is the private, corporate restaurant at the headquarters of Kaspersky Laboratory — one of the largest firms in the field of information security — in Moscow, Russia. (The name Kas is short for Kaspersky, the founder of the company.) The story of this restaurant project is amazing. Near the end of the construction of the headquarters, already equipped with large amenities areas such as rest areas, gymnasium, well-equipped underground parking for cars, electric vehicles and bicycles, meeting rooms, etc., it was determined that the development was...

The new and welcoming Sonos office in Boston

In recent years the Sonos has been at the forefront of the wireless speaker market making a name for themselves by taking innovation to the next level. Their new offices in Boston had to be as state-of-the-art as the audio products they sell. To achieve that goal, Sonos contracted IA Interior Architects who carefully analyzed the manner in which the brand operates and how the people work in order to create a new vision for their workplace. Based on the people’s experience and the well-being of their employees, Sonos’ new offices sought to integrate the...

"Greenery": the new color of the year

Some of our most iconic collections, such as the Sail and Flex, have incorporated the new green mango color into their palette. This fresh, clean and attractive tone evokes the delicate yet vibrate naturalness of the tropical fruit. Greenery is the new color of the Year. Or at least, this is what Pantone has decided, which has chosen the 2017 color of the year. This new natural, refreshing, flexible, yellow-green tone according to the international leader of the color that has chosen it for its naturalness as symbol of change and new beginnings...

The Jury chooses the best projects of seating and tables

We have the winners of 2016! The jury has chosen the best seating and table projects.The jury - composed of Mariela Buendía, Director of Design at Gensler Mexico, the architect Fran Silvestre; Michelin star chef Ricard Camarena; journalist of Fuera de Serie magazineAna Ramirez and designer Jasper Morrison - evaluated the 200 projects submitted and after much deliberation selected the best projects. Each proposal was assessed on its design, presentation, and innovation and after careful consideration two winners and four honorable mentions were...

First Prize: 2016 Design Contest

The winning design of this year can be a chair, a bench or a table at the same time. The table project created by Rameshwor Pons from Mataró (Barcelona-Spain) has won the first prize of this year. The jury has highlighted its versatility, functionality and the application in areas of collaboration and work. Its design solves in one single piece and with a single movement the different uses and typologies of furniture: seating or table. It is a multifunctional design that brings together a constructive complexity in the curving of the wood, whose movement...

Jasper Morrison evaluates the projects submitted for this year's edition

As a juror of the 2016 Design Contest, the designer Jasper Morrison, who has been work with Andreu World for a number of years, provided his particular point of view on the projects submitted for this year's edition. After analyzing the models presented, in search of the what he calls “good design, Morrison commented that in his decision, when it came time to select the better projects I had to take into account the comfort, durability and practical use, being at the the same time simple for production and maintaining a measure correct of the different...

Celebrating the 2016 Design Contest Awards

The School of Design of Valencia (EASD) hosted the delivery of the 2016 Design Contest Awards. Design, jazz music and an exhibition with the winning models of the last years came together during the award ceremony. The members of the jury, Mariela Buendía, Director of Design at Gensler México, the architect Fran Silvestre; The chef (Star Michelin) Ricard Camarena and the journalist of Fuera de Serie magazine, Ana Ramírez, announced the winners of this year before more than a hundred guests and students of the EASD school. As president of the...

Second prize: 2016 Design Contest

A design with multiple possibilities. This is the key of theMakila table projectofAlcides FarjefromDonostia (Guipuzcoa-Spain), winner of the second prize of the Design Contest. Its balance, harmony and singularity have been some of the aspects highlighted by the jury of this edition, who valued especially its industrial vision and its ability to personalize and adapt to any environment from the outset. The Makila table also stands out for its ability to create different pieces in one piece. Makila in Euskera is the word that is used to define the support...

Best of Year Winner Award for Reverse Lounge

The Reverse Lounge collection has been recognized as Interior Design’s 2016 Best of Year Award winner in the Furniture: Contract/Side Tables category. The Best of Year Awards honor the very best products and projects in international design across a wide variety of categories. Conceived by Piergorgio Cazzaniga and developed for collaborative uses, the Reverse Lounge moves beyond the conventional by offering a new intermediate height table base designed for more informal and relaxed applications. This piece combines seamlessly with lounge chairs, it is an...

Level Certification, another step forward in our sustainability journey

Andreu World has obtained the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers’ (BIFMA) level® certification. This internationally recognized certification program has been created to provide an open and transparent means of assessing the environmental and social impacts of furniture products. Currently, level® is the most rigorous sustainability and environmental impact certification program within the international furniture industry. To achieve the certification, Andreu World had to demonstrate compliance with the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture...

Architects' Lounge, communal workspace and collaboration zone

Andreu World furnished this exclusive space at Orgatec 2016.Meeting tables and ergonomic seating were installed in the hall 10.2, just a few steps from our stand.The ORGATEC meeting point exclusively for architects, was very busy during all Orgatec. Designed by the international Spierenburg studio, Architects' Loungewas a place for sharing ideas, take a break from all the hustle and bustle and enjoy a tasty snack. Andreu World equipped this year the space, divided in different areas: A lounge area with and ergonomic seats of Alya...

Andreu World opens a new showroom in Washington, D.C.

Andreu World celebrated the grand opening of its new Washington, D.C. showroom in November. The new space – that joins the brand’s existing showrooms in Chicago, New York and San Francisco –provide from now on architects, designers and clients an expansive exhibition and work space with versatile furniture solutions. The new space is situated in the Georgetown district – 1010 Wisconsin Avenue -, the ideal location for the presentation of the new Andreu World collections. A selection of Andreu World brand furnishings is displayed in the interior, along with the...

Last call for the 2016 Design Contest

There are only two weeks left to submit your design for this year’s competition. The contest is open to both design students and professionals, regardless of age. Don’t miss this opportunity, submission closes on November 25th. The contest in open to both students and design professionals, regardless of age. The aim of the competition is to design a seat or table with sustainability and innovation being keys values for consideration. Are you searching for inspiration? Don't miss our video. All of the information about the contest, rules and briefings,...

International Certification in Ecodesign

Andreu World has obtained EN ISO 14006 certification, an internationally recognized ecodesign accreditation. It is applicable to all of our products, allowing us to provide sustainable furnishing solutions, that have been manufactured optimizing its energy consumption in the production phase and are the result of an improvement in the other processes of finishing, painting, packaging and logistics. EN ISO 14006 is a globally recognized standard guaranteeing that all of the products have been manufactured utilizing production practices that minimize the...

Orgatec 2016, new visions of work

The way we work is changing. The offices and spaces are also developing. Connectivity, collaboration and flexibility have enteredour lives and these elements require furniture and furnishings that help us, and give us freedom, ergonomics, flexibility and comfort. From October 25th to 29th, Andreu World will be at Orgatec presenting their new designs and proposals designed for contemporary,changing, versatile and flexible workspaces and offices, where design, technology and architecture converge. New ergonomic chairs and seats with swivel mechanisms,...

Meet our Jury 2016: Fran Silvestre

Meet the jury of this year’s International Design Content. We introduce you to Spanish architect Fran Silvestre. A relatively new name in the world of architecture but has already developed an impressive portfolio. Fran Silvestre (born 5 July 1976) is a Spanish architect. After having graduated in Architecture at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia in 2001, he specialized in urban planning at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven a year later. Then, he won a scholarship to work at the studio of the Pritzker Prize architect from...

A new showroom opening in Tokyo

Andreu World has opened the doors of its new brand showroom in Tokyo. The new facilities will provide architects, designers and clients a large exhibition space and work with different furniture solutions. The exhibition space - distributed in a spacious loft with an area of ​​150 square-meters- is located at Minami Aoyama area, where the majority of the furniture and design brands are located. Inside a selection of furniture Andreu World brand will display, along with the latest collections from international designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Lievore...

Andreu World presents is healthcare collections

Andreu World presents its new healthcare collections that provide furniture solutions for residential and healthcare applications. This proposal encompasses chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs, sofas and tables, developed with materials resistant to the wear, hygiene and maintenance demands of these environments. Design, comfort, functionality and ergonomics meet in this selection of contemporary designs that seek to provide a welcoming and warm atmosphere. Therefore, they are designed for the wellbeing of people and for the comfort of caregivers and...

Meet the jury of the 2016 Design Contest

The winners of the 2016 Design Contest will be selected by a group of the most prestigious international architects, journalists, designers and chefs. Andreu World proudly presents this year’s jury: Mariela Buendía, Gensler Director of Design, architect Fran Silvestre, Michelin star chef Ricard Camarena, Ana Ramírez, journalist and designer Jasper Morrison. Projects will be accepted for this year’s competition until November 25th. The contest in open to both students and design professionals, regardless of age. The aim of the competition is to design a...

Stories to read while seated at Casa Camper

A chair and a book have a lot in common. To illustrate this we celebrated the launch of the book Stories to read while seated on September 20th atCasa Camper in Barcelona. Published by Andreu World in celebration of its 60th anniversary, the book is comprised of a series of short stories in which the protagonist is always a chair. The narratives were created by a colorful selection of writers: Mercedes Abad, Ramón de España, Alicia Giménez Bartlett, Rosa Regàs, Juan Tallónand Mauricio Wiesenthal. Each one in its own style and with total creative freedom,...

Video: Design is hard, but it's worth the effort

To design is complex, especially when you have portions of an idea or a multitude of them. In all design, the creative process is perhaps the most significant act, the moment where the ideas begin to be sketched, the origin of what is to come. This internal work involves an emotional and technical burden in which a multitude of experiences, places and memories are involved. To distill everything is to arrive at a concept, widening, organizing and defining lines, volumes and ways to see it materialized in a product requires skill and perseverance....

Photo Tour: 12th First Look at the New York Design Center

Andreu World participated on July 20th in the 12th annual #200LexFirstLook event organized by New York Design Center in partnership with Interior Design. Over 1,500 principals, architects, and designers from New York City's established and emerging firms came to explore the new product showcase. Andreu World’s space in the New York Design Center will be filled with the new designs, colors, and textures that inspire the latest collection created by designers such as Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. This...

Save the date for First Look NYDC on July 20th

Save the date for First Look NYDC on July 20th. The permanent New York showroom is preparing to showcase the new 2016 collections that are brought together for First Look, an event organized together with Interior Design Magazine that has become a “preview” of the new furniture solutions introduced in the East Coast North American market. Andreu World’s space in the New York Design Center will be filled with the new designs, colors, and textures that inspire the latest collection created by designers such as Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr...

Climate Change in Architecture

What doPierre de Meuron, Rem Koolhass, Iñaki Abalos or Bjarke Ingels have in common? They took part in the fourth Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad Conference. This year’s meeting was titled “Architecture: Climate Change” and challenged participates to rethink space and way in which we live in today’s architecture….and why not in the design of our furniture. Andreu World sponsored this event which has become one of the most important events in the world of architecture. It also served as a platform to launch the new video and the 2016 International Design...

7 Best of NeoCon Awards for the new Collections 2016

Andreu World has received sevenBest of NeoCon awards for new products introduced at this year’s NeoCon trade show.NeoCon, held June 13-15 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, is one of the United States’ most recognized and attended contract furnishing trade shows. For its 48th edition, over 50,000 design professionals and 500 exhibitors have gathered at the Mart’s nearly 1 million square feet of exposition space, where Andreu World has a permanent showroom. Of the seven Best of NeoCon awards won by Andreu World, five received the competition’s highest honor...

Outdoor collection for sustainable living

Our concept of al fresco living is not limited to just the country or the beach. We believe that you can enjoy the sun and the breeze on a patio or garden whether it is located in the middle of the city or at your favorite restaurant. Andreu World Outdoor takes that idea and combines it with the nature of the exterior and the comfort of the interior. The inspiration for the Andreu World Outdoor collections remains nature with a clearly contemporary point of view. They are functional, comfortable and elegant designs that can be used in both private and...

Get inspired and participate in the Design Contest

The main phase of the annual Andreu World Design Contest is under way. Regular registration is now open through December 2016. During this time we invite the international design community to submit their best works to the communication design competition. From chairs, armchairs, stools and tables, all different typologies of seating and tables are welcome to compete. What are we looking for in a design? The international jury, composed each year by professionals from the creative sectors of architecture, design and media, review and select designs that...

Sail, a rational beauty

Technology can be the perfect ally when it’s time to optimize resources, investigate and attain maximum efficiency. Sail is the perfect example of this alliance. Like its namesake, Sail adapts its forms to offer maximum lightness and comfort. It’s modeled to receive the body in a comfortable manner. In Sail, technology reaches its maximum expression to obtain a chair that is both light and solid, with the simple summons of its formal beauty. Sail is a paradigmatic piece, born of the will to create a chair that offers polyvalence, strength and elegance without...

NeoCon 2016 | Come & Discover our new collections

Andreu World invites you to discover ournew collections at NeoCon 2016.We look forward to welcoming you. From 13th to 15th June, Andreu World will present its new designs in the permanent showroom of the Merchandise Mart (Suite 10-132). This is the first industry event in the US and will serve to premiere the latest proposals of chairs, sofas, lounge chairs and conference and occasional tables. The display includes corporate, residential, and hospitality scenes, all of which has been created for contemporary lifestyles. For 2016, Andreu World...

The Couvé sofa awarded prestigious 2016 Red Dot Award

The winning design Couvé sofá, created by Italian designer Piergiorgio Cazzaniga,has been selected from nearly 5,000 designs by a professional jury consisting of 40 members. Couvé was born as a contemporary proposal respectful of the aesthetic tradition of classic sofa and lounge chair collections. The jury highlighted “its appearance, which integrates a subtle work with distinct elements that make up the model: the angles of the legs, back, seat and, ultimately, the entire architecture”. The Couvé is available in lounge chair, armchair and two and...

Milan: come meet the 2016 Collections

We look forward to seeing you from 12 to 17 April in Milan. Come and visit us at Pav 7 stand F27-F29 and discover our new collections 2016, created by Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. Milan 2016 12-17 April 2016 Pav. 7 - F27 F29 New solutions in innovative designs that explore the possibilities of materials, keeping alive our tradition as woodmakers and continuing to cultivate theartisanal culture that has defined us for 60 years.

Andreu World's New Delhi showroom is officially open!

On February 12th Andreu World inaugurated its new flagship showroom in New Delhi. This was an important step in positioning the brand in the Indian market. The capital city showroom is Andreu World’s second space in India, following the 2014 opening of the Pune showroom. In order to grow in the Indian market it was necessary to find spacious and versatile workspace. The new space offers architects and designers a large exhibition and workspace showcasing a wide range of products for many applications. The grand opening of the showroom coincided with...

Andreu World opens new flagship showroom in New Delhi

With the grand opening of the New Delhi showroom, Andreu World has taken an important step in positioning the brand in the Indian market. The capital city showroom is Andreu World’s second space in India, following the 2014 opening of the Pune showroom. In order to grow in the Indian market it was necessary to find spacious and versatile workspace. The new space will offer architects and designers a large exhibition and workspace showcasing a wide range of products for many applications. The new space will open on February 12th and coincides...

Save the date for the Stockholm Furniture Fair February 9th – 13th

The next date on the design calendar is theStockholm Furniture Fair running February 9th through 13th. Throughout the fair Andreu World will be presenting its latest collections in the Infurn Contract showroom. This encounter with Scandinavian design will serve to showcase the newest designs from Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina, Jasper Morrison and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. The Alya lounge chairs, the Flex Chair series and the new versions of the Nub will be just some of the designs that you will be able to see at the Andreu World...

We look forward to seeing you at Feria Valencia

From February 1st to 5th will be participating in Feria Habitat Valencia (Hall 6 level 2, stand G119). This first meeting of the year with the industry will serve to showcase the latest designs of chairs, sofas, armchairs, conference and occasional tables designed for residential, corporate, institutional spaces and hospitality. For this year’s event, Andreu World prepares an exhibition proposal based on different types of lifestyles while utilizing the latest collections from designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina and...

Andreu World presents the winners of the 15th International Design Contest

For this year’s contest, 200 projects were submitted from contestants and schools from around the world. This year’s jury consisted of architects Carlos Ferrater, Guzman de Yarza and Fernando Salas, trustee of the Fundacion Arquitectura y Sociedad (Architecture and Society Foundation) Marta Fernandez Castro and editor of Nuevo Estilo (New Style) magazine Pilar Barrio. The contest awards a first prize of 3,000 euros (4,000 US$) and a second prize of 1,000 euros (1,500 US$). Additionally, four honorable mentions were bestowed. On December...

Alya, an invitation to comfort

In this new video, we show you the delicate work of upholstery and natural finishes of the leather work, envolving Alya lounge chair, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina. Alya is an invitation to comfort. As part of our evolution, we have developed entirely upholstered pieces. Alya is a perfect example of this line of work. It’s a design that transmits the attention paid to details and upholstering created like ‘a made to measure suit’. Comfort is achieved through a careful study of ergonomics, strengthened by latest generation foams, which offer fantastic...

Flex and Reverse, Recipients of "Best of Year" Award

The Flex Executive and Reverse Occasional collections have received two honorable mentions in the Best of Year Awards given out by the prestigious American magazine Interior Design. With more than 80 years of history, it is one of the most influential publications in the field of design, architecture and interior design. Each year, Interior Design presents the Best of Year Awards to the best products from the American and international markets. This past December 3rd almost 1,000 people from the design community gathered in Frank Gehry’s IAC Building...

Save the Date | December, 10th: Design Contest Awards

Thursday, December 10th 17:30 h Escuela EASD Calle del Pintor Domingo, 20 46001 Valencia On Thursday December 10th we invite you to a very special event at the School of Arts and Design of Valencia (EASD). Join us at the XV Awards Design Contest and visit the exhibition Chairs: 60 years, with the winning projects and the most international Andreu World designs. We look forward to seeing you!

60 years: Celebrating Design

Since 1955 our passion for design and love of detail has led us to create innovative and sustainable products that allow people to healthily and intelligently enjoy the spaces that they inhabit. Today we celebrate 60 years of designing durable furniture solutions for work, pleasure, and life. From a small carpentry workshop where the artisan craftsmanship was learned by skilled hands through contact with wood, the center point of our industrial culture has been maintained and improved. It is a culture focused on research, technological development,...

Save the Date | Neue Raume | Zurich

Andreu World invites you to discover our new collections 2015 at Neue Räume 2015. We look forward to seeing you there. Neue Räume ABB-Hallen 550 Birchstrasse 150 8050 Zürich-Oerlikon 18.-22. November 2015 Daily from 12h to 21h Saturday from 10h to 21h Sunday from 10h to 18h The last tradeshow of 2015 will be in Zurich. For Neue Räume Andreu World will focus on more corporate pieces such as the Flex family in its various versions (Flex Chair, High Back and Corporate) and the Brandy with central wood base. Completing the seating selection for...

London Capital City Design

In September the design industry gathered for the London Design Festival amp; Design Junction. This event serves to welcome the new fall season and brings with it a vibrant mix of expositions and events dedicated to design, culture, and art. The epicenter for international designers, architects, and specifiers was Old Saint Martin’s Church which was also where Andreu World presented its latest collections. The product selection for this year’s event included a fusion of soft seating with the new Raglan models, designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, the rocker...

Sail, Technology and design

Technology can be the perfect ally when it’s time to optimize resources, investigate and attain maximum efficiency. Sail is the perfect example of this alliance. Entirely developed by Andreu World, Sail was made following a deep study of the behavior of the material and of the thermo-polymer injection technique. Each aspect of Sail is perfectly calculated, in such a way that its structure is a combination of spaces and solid mass that ensure its stability and resistance, while reducing material and weight. Like its namesake, Sail adapts its forms to offer...

Extra, ingenuity and versatility

Restaurants, meeting rooms, offices, waiting rooms, homes, study centers, lounges... Each of these spaces requires a distinct solution, tailored to the max. A major part of our work lies in the search for these solutions and includes finding and using new materials, improving technical solutions and extending our offer of finishes to the fullest. We employ a wide range of materials, from ultrafine ceramic, which is highly resistant to the most adverse conditions – including the elements – to aluminum that is extruded and lacquered through a process originally...

Ronda, a passionate alliance

Wood and technology form a passionate Alliance when they’re used with an open mind. Thanks to the possibilities that technology offers us, we can increase the potential of wood from a structural and esthetic point of view. Wood treated as plywood permits us to curve it without losing its characteristics, attaining very fine, highly resistant boards or seamless joins. Technology doesn’t just help us to develop new forms, it also enables us to investigate and evolve without betraying all that makes wood such a unique material. Behind this evolution lies a...

Save the date | Oct 7 San Francisco

The new showroom in San Francisco will host an event in October that will bring together architects, professionals and interior designers of the west coast.

Grand Celebration at Designers Saturday | Oslo

September begins with “Designers Saturday,” an event which took place on the 5th and 6th of the month as a center point of European and Scandinavian design in Oslo. The event served as a starter point for new trends, products and industry proposals. This was an event where Andreu World could not miss the opportunity to show our latest collections, which could be seen in the Canvas showroom. Designers, architects, professionals and the general public gathered in the Andreu World space which was organized as an event under the name Sweet 25. This was to...

Meet the 2015 International Design Contest Jury

For the 2015 Design Contest we have enlisted the creativity of designers, the precisions of architects and the prestige of one of Spain’s most popular decoration and lifestyle magazines. The XV Andreu World International Design Contest will feature a prestigious jury of international professionals from the fields of architecture, design, interior design and the press. Architects Carlos Ferrater, Fernando Salas and Guzman de Yarza, Director of the Master in Work Space Design at IE School of Architecture and Design, journalist Pilar Barrio, Editor in Chief of...

Next Event | The London Design Festival

In September London will be the next stop for the latest Andreu World collections. The London Design Festival is an annual event that brings together London’s contract and residential design community. Andreu World will present the new 2015 collections originally launched in Milan. New textures, materials and designs for armchairs, sectional sofas, ottomans, and seats for workplaces and public-private spaces will compose the Andreu World’s exhibition space at Design Junction. Save the date: September 24 – 27 at The College at 12-42 Southampton Row (stand...

Discover the new 2015 collections!

New colors, textures, materials and innovative lounge seating, conference chairs, and meeting and occasional tables for corporate environments.These are just some of the highlights from the new 2015 collections which have been presented at this year’s most prominent international trade shows and events. At every occasion Andreu World received a positive response from the industry and community of designers and architects. This year we have expanded and reinforced some of our most iconic collections with pieces that are conducive to new uses, new aesthetics,...

Next stop: First look at the New York Design Center

After the Milan and NeoConChicago shows, it is New York’s turn to present the new 2015 collections. Andreu World will take advantage of the First LOOK™ event in the Big Apple to exhibit the latest designs of chairs and tables from Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola and Lievore Altherr Molina. The event will be held at the New York Design Center where Andreu World’s permanent showroom was one of the most popular stops of the evening. The Flex Executive, winner of the Gold Best of NeoCon award, the Raglan modular sofa, the Beat ottoman, the Brandy armchair with a...

3 Gold and 1 Silver Award for the new Collections 2015

Andreu World has received 4 awards for the new collections presented atNeoCon trade fair held from 15 to 17 June in Chicago. NeoCon is the United States most important furniture and habitat professional trade fair. Its annual celebration gathers more than 40,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors in the Merchandise Mart building, venue where Andreu World has a permanent showroom. The Flex Executive seating collection, designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, has been awarded the Gold Award for the Best seat in the Conference Seating category. Its specific design...

NeoCon: Come get to know the 2015 Collections

Natural wood, warm colored textiles, innovative solutions for soft seating and stools, and new conference seating series, these are just some of the highlights of the new 2015 Collections that will be exhibited at NeoCon. For this year’s event, the permanent Andreu World showroom, located in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, will showcase an architecture that conveys the natural style and warmth of materials such as wood, ceramic and stone. For three days in June, the 15th, 16th and 17th, Andreu World will participate in NeoCon, the largest annual...

San Francisco's new showroom has opened its doors

Andreu World recently commemorated the grand opening of the San Francisco showroom. This space joins the permanent showrooms in Chicago and New York in further establishing the brand in the U.S. market. The new showroom aims to bridge the gap between Andreu World’s presence on the East Coast and Midwest with the West Coast’s design community. The showroom is located on 2nd Street in the heart of the Financial District which houses some of the City’s oldest and newest landmarks. The space is organized into distinct exhibition areas, showcasing the...

Red Dot Award for Reverse Conference table

The Reverse Conference Table, designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, has been recognized with the prestigious 2015 Red Dot Design Award for the best product design. Elegant, adaptive and collaborative, Reverse is a versatile table program based on a mix and match philosophy, offering a variety of table tops in different sizes and finishes that allow different configurations. The Red Dot design award is one of the most prestigious international design awards given annually in Essen (Germany), headquarters of the institution. The aim of the award is to highlight...

New Opening in Dubai

With the inauguration of the new space in Dubai, Andreu World is taking another significant step towards a greater presence and distribution network in the Middle East. In this strategic international market, a single brand showroom within a store concept was utilized. The showroom opened its doors to business on March 25th and occupies2,150 square feet (200 square meters) arranged in a spacious single level loft and is located in the prestigious Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Situated on the 33rd floor of the building, the new showroom offer panoramic views of...

New website, new experiences

More visual, easier to operate, and totally interactive for the user. The new website permits visitors to navigate the new sections of “Workspaces”, “Home” and “Hotels + Restaurants” to find the products best suited for each project type. New tools such as the online product configurator offers professional solutions for all product typologies in real time. Additionally, the “Professionals” section provides all materials and technical data needed by furniture specifiers including 2D/3D drawings and images of each chair and table collection. Under...

San Francisco Showroom Opening

In mid-May, Andreu World will open its new flagship showroom in San Francisco which will continue the establishment of the brand in the US market. Andreu World will premiere its new showroom with a Spanish themed evening which brings together leading architects, developers, designers and clients in New York, while enjoying an evening of design with the latest designs and the new collections of 2015. This new showroom aims to be the bridge between Andreu World design and the San Francisco design community. The space is separated into different...

The 2015 collections are debuted at NeoCon

Andreu World will present their 2015 collections at the NeoCon trade show, which runs June 15th through the 17th. The permanent showroom in Chicago, located in the Merchandise Mart, will host the new furniture pieces from international designers such as Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. For the North American premier, Andreu World expands and strengthens their collections with versions that feature new functions and possibilities for workspaces, public spaces and collaboration zones. NeoCon is the...

Visit our showroom during INDEX Dubai

Andreu World is pleased to invite all attendees of INDEX - International Design Exhibition, which runs May 18th through 21st, to our new Dubai showroom. From Monday to Friday, Andreu World will provide free transportation from the area of the Dubai World Trade Center directly to the Andreu World showroom located in Jumeirah Business Center. If you are planning to attend INDEX, we encourage you to come to our showroom and discover the latest collections and products. The showroom will be open from 9am to 7pm. Dubai Showroom Invitation We look forward...

We present the new design Contest video

Looking for inspiration to present your project? Do not miss our video. The 2015 Andreu World Design Contest kicks off with a new video on Youtube. All winners, awards, jurors and award-winning models of these 14 editions have been compiled into a single visual document. This video serves as the starting point and guide for new contestants wishing to learn more about our contest. Over the 14 years of the contest there have been over 10,000 submissions from all continents. The 14th Annual Andreu World International Design Contest is now open with submissions...

A date in Milan with the new 2015 collections

Countdown to the presentation of the new collection in Milan Andreu World has a date with the international home furnishing industry at the Salone Internazionale del Moible, running April 14th through 19th. For this event, Andreu World is preparing a new display (located in Hall 7 Stand G 16 G20) featuring indoor and outdoor environments created with the latest collections of chairs and tables designed by Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and the internal design team, Estudio Andreu. The exhibit will...

New trends at Feria Habitat Valencia

Andreu World participated in Feria Habitat Valencia (Hall 6, level 2, stand G129) which ran February 9th through the 13th. This first industry event of the year served to display the current trends in chairs, sofas, armchairs, and meeting and occasional tables for residential, collaboration and contract applications. Andreu World prepared an exhibit based on different lifestyles and utilizing the latest products by designers such as Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. Throughout the fair, the Andreu...

Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, home to the Flex chair

The Flex Chair collection has been chosen to furnish one of the most exclusive restaurants in Paris. The distinguished Frame restaurant which is located inside the Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, is an elegant 4 star establishment that has been refurbished this year. The hotel is strategically located on the left bank of the Seine River only a few meters from the Eiffel Tower. The collection, designed by Piergorgio Cazzaniga, was selected for its superb functionality, sturdiness and versatility. The chairs of red and black colors provided harmony to the...

Flex Corporate, finalist of the "2014 Best of Year" Awards

The Flex Corporate collection, designed by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Best of Year Awards, organized by the U.S. magazine Interior Design, which recognizes the best products and projects from industry and interior design for this year. This year's winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony that will take place on Thursday 4 December in New York. Flex Corporate has been designed for extended use in public spaces. Thanks to the attractive range of colors that are available, the needs of each space are met offering...

The new Corporate collections will be presented in Orgatec

The Orgatec Modern Office amp; Facility Trade Fair was held in Cologne October 21st through 25th and featured the most important firms and designers specializing in office furniture. Andreu World had a double presence at Orgatec. On one side, at the Koelnmesse Trade Fair where the new furniture solutions intended for workspaces were presented. This forum brought together the latest trends in office furniture and Andreu World displayed the Sit, Flex, Ronda and Brandy, the new Alya armchairs, and the Manfred and Raglan collections. Additionally,...

Innovative materials for the Outdoor product line

Furniture for both residential and commercial installations require the highest quality materials that are durable, reliable, stylish and always comfortable. Innovation is the key factor creating materials for exterior use. For this reason the Andreu World Outdoor line of furniture is made with cutting-edge multipurpose materials that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. Among them, we have developed a treatment for steel called EPL5 that is applied to collections such as Trenza, Sand, and Sombra. This treatment consists of a series of...

Patricia Urquiola introduces the Nub Collection

Spanish Industrial Designer and Architect Patricia Urquiola introduces us to the Nub collection comprised of armchairs, lounge chairs amp; benches, made by International Company Andreu World. In this short film through Urquiola’s thinking and voice, shows us the way the Nub Collection was first devised and then production in collaboration withAndreu World. We see different environments and landscapes, from the snowed forests to the big beech woods inNavarra, in the North of Spain, where Andreu World gets 100% reforested wood, from areas withFSC® certification...

We are expecting you at the New Work Design Center

If you are looking for good design in Manhattan, you shouldn’t miss visiting the New York Design Center, one of the most important places for the interior design industry in the city. Andreu World has a permanent showroom in the building which also houses over 100 showrooms of the leading international brands. The New York showroom, located on the 11th floor, was designed to have a loft feel with industrial touches. Pieces from designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and Lievore Altherr Molina are arranged to demonstrate the possibilities...

And the Red Dot Award winner is...

The Ronda chair, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, was one of the 2014 Red Dot Award recipients. This prize is an international benchmark for design trends and innovation in the areas of automotive, technology, furniture… The Red Dot is a showcase of objects utilized in our daily lives. Since its inception in 1955, these awards have recognized designers, manufacturers and high profile global brands. A professional jury composed of 40 members, has selected the Ronda collection from 4,815 products competing in many different categories. As publicized...

Ecology and sustainability of wood

According to the organizationWWF Adena a very high percentage of international consumption of the wood comes from regions where illegal and unsustainable logging are internationally recognized, such as the Amazon, the Congo Basin, Southeast Asia, Europe This problem and Russia. The use of non-certified wood can have a negative impact on forests, especially for those species that are threatened or that come from regions affected by poor forest management, illegal logging and deforestation. A poor wood selection contributes to the disappearance of forests, where...

Smile, an attitude for life

For almost 60 years, we have evolved in harmony with the times, to offer the practical and esthetic solutions in demand all over the world. We have succeeded thanks to our flexible yet firm attitude. Flexible in regards to the product and the constant improvements we make to our work. Firm in how we value and respect artisanal tradition in harmony with the latest technology that we incorporate into our production processes, and in maintaining quality in the details as our ultimate goal. Year after year, we have globalized without ever losing our local essence....

The Brandy collection at the Hotel Vernet Paris

The elegance and comfort of Brandy armchairs, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, have made it an ideal design for this majestic hotel. Located in the heart of Paris.For the centenary of its establishment, the hotel designed by Gustave-Eiffel itself has been renovated by the interior designer of Marseille Francois Champsaur, renewing the art-deco atmosphere around the hotel with new pieces like the Brandy armchair, which has placed in spaces such as the main dining rooms and meeting rooms. For these rooms, have been selected bright colors for fabrics, such as...

Best of NeoCon

The Flex Corporate and Raglan sofa both received the Best of NeoCon Gold Award in 2014, the highest distinction in their respective Conference Seating and Sofa and Lounge categories. Jasper Morrison’s Unos chair won a Silver Award in the category of Stackable Chairs. Considered the Oscar of American design, the competition serves as a barometer of the state of industrial design. The Best of NeoCon Awards are the most recognized prize of the U.S. market and has a prestigious reputation throughout the world. These awards are presented during the NeoCon...

Lineal by Lievore Altherr Molina

Lievore Altherr Molina The search for the rational Each design elicits the search for all its possibilities and asks us to constantly improve it in terms of comfort, finishes and adaptability. This process keeps our relationship alive with each of our products. It is a way to use our resources with intelligence. We depend on our own resources throughout our entire working process, from the procurement of the raw materials all the way through to the finishes. We maintain and improve them through a continuous investment in advanced technology and...

What's new at NeoCon

To celebrate NeoCon 2014, the Andreu World showroom presented the newest furniture solutions and displayed the ever growing catalog of seating and tables for corporate, hospitality, residential and outdoor applications. The new pieces were created by internationally renowned designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. The permanent Andreu World showroom in the Merchandise Mart was converted into a space full of color, texture and pieces that convey the essence and quality of the Andreu World...

How to win a Compasso D'Oro award

Andreu World is one of the few foreign furniture brands to receive this esteemed design award presented by the ADI Italian Industrial Design Society. Since its conception in 1954, the Compasso d’Oro awards are one of the most prestigious international design prizes and the highest honor given in Italy for product design. These awards are the hallmark of “Made in Italy” and the Italian design brand, therefore are only presented to brands, designers and products of Italy. However Andreu World has recently obtained this honor thanks to the Sail chair. This chair...

The New School, an innovative campus in the heart of Manhattan

The Carola and Sit collections have been chosen to furnish The New School’s University Center. Located in the heart of Manhattan at the intersection of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue, this approximately 375,000 square foot multipurpose center provides all the services of a traditional campus including academic space and student residences but with an urban touch. The building is the new focal point of the campus and the large glass windows display the buzz of activity to pedestrians on the street. A mix of architectural materials were used on the exterior...

Design and resistance for indoor and outdoor furniture

In order to guarantee maximum and safety, both residential and contract furnishing must meet certain standards and pass stringent testing that certifies the pieces’ safety, durability and stability. On the international level, there are different standards and tests to certify the quality of a chair or table designed for use in the home, public spaces, offices, hotels and restaurants etc…At Andreu World we make sure that our raw materials, products and purchased components meet the highest standards and the most demanding certifications. For this reason, our...

Nub, the expression of a search

We like working with designers; it’s a way to connect our values with the perspectives of different creative minds. If one thing defines our evolution, it’s our commitment to design. This commitment has translated to numerous national and international prizes, like the 2007 National Design Prize, the most prestigious of all prizes awarded in our country to companies that consider design central to their innovation strategy. Each year we also hold an international design competition aimed at young designers, this year we celebrated its 15th edition. It’s our...

Let 's Get Spain at Cafe Comunal , Schipol Airport , Amsterdam

The Nub collection , designed by Patricia Urquiola , and the stools and chairs of the Smile collection, created by Lievore Altherr Molina, have been chosen to equip the new Comunal Café, Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. In this dining space their decorators have wanted to recreate a different dining experience therefore designed a cafe that is full of imagery and references to Mediterranean Spain. From its menu -incorporating tapas and sandwiches - to its decoration includes Mediterranean references. Its interior is designed as a large open space where...

The Smile Chair, star of the 1890 Graham's Lodge in Portugal

Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, the Smile chair is a main feature in the New Vinum Restaurant and Wine Bar in Douro (Portugal). The restaurant is located inside the Graham's Lodge wineries that are almost 200 year old. The building has recently been refurbished combining the generous use of wood, open spaces and a palette of minimalist colors. The goal was to transform the historical space to satisfy the current needs of the place, without losing elegance nor damaging its originality or the uniqueness of this building that, in addition to the...

Manila, the value of time

We are a family business and that’s why we have a very special relationship with time. We know that we’ve built a tradition and that thanks to it, we have a special and unique perspective on our work. We see our existence in terms of the bigger picture and we’re faithful to the idea that building a future means keeping the past alive. Relations and tradition live and breathe through our daily work and through the personal connections and sense of belonging shared by all those that make up Andrew World and who –in many cases– form part of our family generation...

RDL, the details are key

Precision is synonymous with quality, and that’s why we refine each of our processes to the maximum, from the origin of the materials to the production and manufacturing system of every single item.We organize the production and logistical processes through a rigorous quality control system, developed over the course of 60 years, which permits us to offer a five-year quality guarantee on all our products. The wood, the essential material in all our production, comes from our forests, controlled through a custody protocol that includes planting, logging and...

Alya, tailored comfort

As part of our evolution in recent years, we have developed entirely upholstered pieces. Alya is a perfect example of this new line of work. It’s a design that transmits the attention paid to details and upholstering created like ‘a made to measure suit’. Comfort is achieved through a careful study of ergonomics, strengthened by latest generation foams, which offer fantastic recovery and durability. In accordance with our philosophy, Alya adapts perfectly to domestic or commercial spaces. Alya is an invitation to comfort. It is a great support upon which to...

Tao, a powerful sign

Lievore Altherr Molina All furniture ends up forming part of a specific context, of an architecture, in function of which it plays a different role. It may be integrated or emphasized, but we always perceive it as a whole. That’s why architecture is a fundamental and constant benchmark for us. We collaborate closely with architects and interior designers because they help us to discover new areas in which to integrate our products and they open our eyes to new customization possibilities for each project. We have collaborated with prestigious...

Discovering Manufacturing Extra Table

This video describes in detail the design and manufacturing processes of Extra table designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for Andreu World. Sustainability, quality, design, production capabilities and technology are the key manufacturing factors of this table, characterized by its flexibility, dynamism and a wide range of possibilities and finishes. Extra is a table system developed to maximize the versatility of its materials, uses and adaptability to various installations. This resulted in a clear goal: a universal table that offers maximum functionality while...

How to eco-design a chair

The Ronda chair has been one of our first designs to be reworked following eco-design criteria. Unsustainable consumption, besides being damaging to nature, is a very expensive means to the end. We are increasingly committed to ecological design or eco-design which allows us to offer products created with a smaller impact to the environment and better lifecycle. How is this done? For Andreu World, we start with an existing chair design, such as the Ronda, we reworked the piece using eco-design strategies supported by the international standard ISO 14006. The...

Andreu World: Design & Products

This video shows an overview of Andreu World, through their products, designs, facilities and team. For more than 55 years, Andreu World has developed a solid industrial culture based on the manufacturing of high quality and comfortable chairs and tables that allow users to enjoy their habitat in a smart and healthy way in contract, home, corporate and public spaces or outdoor spaces. Do not miss our video.
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