One of our 2010 catalogs gave you a sneak peek at some beautiful photographs taken at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and we wanted to share more of them with you. The subjects of the photos are chairs and stools designed by Jesús Gasca, the founder of STUA (Solo Tengo Un Amor: I have only one love), which is a furniture company based in Spain. Gasca is a very important part of the DWR family and we are the only place where you can find his work in the U.S.
Shown above is the STUA team in front of the Museum, from left to right: Raul Bartolome (video camera), Javier Guerrero (video director), Jon Gasca (STUA) and Josu Martin (photographer). They had just one day to take the photos and make the video. Adding to the challenge, the center rotunda had been covered to prevent any natural light from entering the space during Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, a special exhibition at the museum.
The STUA team chose the Guggenheim “because it is one of the most famous museums in the world,” says Jon Gasca, who shares his father’s talent for designing furniture. “This building by Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, and it also reflects the personality of STUA – we like our collection to be full of curves.” [Shown above: Globus Chair.]
STUA furniture looks fitting in the context of the Guggenheim interior, especially the combination of the Onda Stool and the small rotunda that overlooks Fifth Avenue and Central Park. When Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, stopped by during the photoshoot, he liked the Onda Stools in that space so much that he asked to keep them there. Museum visitors now have a place to sit in this pretty area, located near Café 3.
“What we like about this museum is that it is like a big nest that makes you feel comfortable.” Says Jon Gasca. “Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the Guggenheim Museum on and off for more than 15 years; Jesús Gasca spent about 14 years thinking about how the Gas Chair [shown above] should be made. So we can see that creativity must find you working in order for you to make good works.”
We couldn’t agree more, Jon. Congratulations on your good work.
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