Client: Andreu World
Ruta is a range of upholstered sofas, armchairs, ottomans and tables for the acclaimed Spanish furniture brand Andreu World.
Ruta, from the Spanish word meaning route, line or way, evokes the line of the steel framework as it traces its way around the form of each design. The tension between the graphic line of the framework and the scale of the soft seating forms, gives the product its identity.
Ruta has been designed as an elegant yet flexible range which could be used in a lobby or in progressive work spaces, as well as in hospitality and domestic environments.
All upholstered elements are modular, allowing for maximum flexibility and variety in applications. For the design of the sofa and armchair, a light tubular frame hugs the upholstery and terminates into a cast foot.
The design of the ottomans and tables is based on the lozenge footprint of the sofa and armchairs. The ottomans deliver great flexibility to specify and support the functionality of each space. They use the same cast foot detail and come in a range of rectangular, round and square shapes. Easy to configure when & where needed, they deliver a relaxed opportunity for people to meet or wait. The tables come in two heights and multiple materials offering lots of possibilities for different compositions. The shape of the footprint appears on the top surface of the tables like marquetry, a traditional cabinet making detail, which pays tribute to Andreu World’s manufacturing heritage.
Regarding material, most fabrics can be used for the upholstery, while the tubular frame is powder coated. The tables feature glass, marble, laminate or wood with the steel frames. The cast foot and frame can also be chromed and polished.