Adela Rex is Andreu World’s first collaboration with French designer, Philippe Starck. It is part of the 100 percent pure wood project, which brings together seating and tables, made in part or entirely with only selected slow-growing wood from reforested forests that are harvested on the company’s own land. In many cases, the pieces are made without using any component of any other material. With guaranteed quality and a FSC 100 percent certification. Through technologically assisted artisanal processes that involve many hours of work.
Adela Rex uses plywood, possibly the most sustainable because its use is far superior, taking the ply to the limit with a special mold that makes it possible to achieve 3D geometries. It is a collection designed for the circular economy, with a minimal carbon footprint and all components easily separable and recyclable at the end of their useful life.
The collection consists of armchairs and chairs made of oak or walnut plywood. The armchair version offers two width options. The interior of the seat and back can be upholstered in a wide range of fabrics or leather. It brings warmth to the home and naturalness in hotels, restaurants and workspaces, both as a group or individual piece or accompanying meeting areas.
It is a well-thought out wooden piece—conceived of mastery, craftsmanship and woodworking—that stands out for its manufacturing and the curving of the plywood. Its construction represents a challenge, due to the fact that it is made with plywood technology taken to its maximum expression, but at the same time displays great structural simplicity and a different language, which gives rise to carefully conceived ergonomics.
Its design has great precision and combines perfectly in three pieces, like a puzzle, without the need for fittings, screws or additional elements, making the seat and backrest interlock smoothly through curves and careful detailing. Its wooden feet also stand out for their curves and workmanship, in a fine play of lines, which refines its shape to stylize its design.