The 2019 edition of the Archiproducts Design Awards honoured "Strong" by Desalto, the high stool with footrest designed by Eugeni Quitllet in 2019 (Furnishings category).
The ADA 2019, now in their fourth edition, celebrate the international design excellences that stand out in creativity, technology and research: over 700 products are nominated by 400 brands worldwide, selected and evaluated by a multidisciplinary group of 60 jurors composed of architecture studios, designers and creative talents of international renown. Sustainability, material experimentation, originality and emotional power are the characteristics that unite the 100 winning products.
The essential and original design adopted by Eugeni Quitllet defines the curved steel tube that becomes the structural core of the Strong collection, consisting of a stool, chair, table and bar table. TheStrong stool is available in three heights (45/64/80) in folded steel tube with a diameter of 60 mm, seat in turned metal steel or solid oak. The version with metal sheet seat is suitable for outdoor use.
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“It’s the idea of using art to shape new ideas, taking the shortest road for the solution through a continuous form... Nothing more, nothing less. Strong is that thin wall which separates the void from the image of poetry.... It’s curving, bending reality to create the dream. Strong is a new alphabet for writing new stories... Nothing more, nothing less.”