A few weeks ago, I “discovered” a new brand on the occasion of the Milan Design week: Ondarreta.
Ondarreta is one of the three beaches on the bay of the city of San Sebastian in the Basque Country. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life and where I hope to bring the whole family as soon as possible. Just a few kilometers from this beach, Ondarreta was born in 1975 from a passion for working wood to turn it into something different, giving it a shape and a name.
Today, after 40 years, Ondarreta is a family business, a reference in the sector, the result of a real challenge. But what most jumps to attention is the production of furniture elements that seem to maintain a link with the origin of this land, a link between natural elements and products made by architects and designers who collaborate with the brand.
Nuestro entorno nos ofrece una manera propia de entender el diseño. El color de nuestra tierra, la luz…
Touching, seeing closely all the products made by Ondarreta as of chairs, stools, tables… gives a strong feeling, the crisp air of the coasts of northern Spain, the sound of the waves, the smell of the barks of an inland forest.
Among the latest news in the chairs sector is the BAI model by Ander Lizaso also available in the outdoor version. The wooden legs version is definitely beautiful, perfect if combined with the BAI table. And then there is the SILU chair by Ben Van Berkel, which can be combined with the beautiful SILU table with its characteristic rounded lines.
Another innovation presented at the Milan Design Week is the LANA table, here below.