Our beginnings date back to 1955
when our founder, Francisco Andreu
Marti, who at 17 years old had the
entrepreneurial vision to convert his
family’s small woodworking workshop
into a company dedicated to the
manufacturing of bentwood parts,
assembling and finishing of chairs.
The first designs:
Parallel to the growth of the company, the offering of chairs was
expanded and stylized. It was in that moment that the first designs
were born, model 72 in 1957 followed by model 123 in 1963.
These first works evoked the simplicity of Nordic design that was
fashionable during the 1950s.
“During this decade, the
commercial network opened
the doors to the first measures
to promote and market the
designs that were being
Design on display:
the first trade fairs
During these years, the company began to attend
trade fairs in the home furnishings sector such as
the Muestrario Internacional de Valencia trade fair
and later the Cologne, Milan and Chicago trade fairs.
The next leap was not long in coming, the company expanded its
capacity and moved to a larger factory with its own name: Andreu Est,
in Alaquàs, Francisco Andreu's hometown. A medium-sized company
that continued to grow slowly but surely.
From this point on, industrial designers and also graphic
designers arrived, to modernize the corporate identity
and marketing of the company.
The founder's own international
outlook led him to create a new
company for exporting: Andreu
World, the purpose of which
would be to offer design to the
Creating a brand: Andreu World
At this time the Andreu World brand was born, the logo's original design of which was entrusted to designer
Mario Ezkenazi, a professional who had been recognized with the National Design Award. The pictogram was born
from the combination of several symbols: among them the Compasso d'Oro, one of the most prestigious international design awards,
which is tied to Andreu World's trajectory, in designs such as Cartesius and the Sail chair.
Chairs + tables:
the perfect pairing
With a wide range of chairs and seating for home and contract furniture
use, the time came to expand the range of products with the production
of tables with modern lines, which were incorporated into the Andreu World
catalog. This milestone allowed Andreu World to grow in design and
position itself in terms of service and customer focus as a company
specialized in offering comprehensive furniture solutions. With this
objective in mind, the Andreu Tops production factory was opened in
With a wide range of chairs and
seating for home and office use,
the time came to diversify the
range of products with the
production of tables with
Betting on design:
the Andrea chair
A flagship chair, the Andrea model by National Prize winner,
Josep Lluscà, would signal the company’s takeoff, heralding
a new era of sophistication. Francisco Andreu sensed the power
of this seat, designed to provide comfort and which has been
exhibited in museums such as the MoMa in New York.
An icon: the RDL
Every one of the processes of this piece requires absolute control
from the outset. The RDL is made entirely from solid oak and a thin
piece of curved laminate of the same wood. It is an archetype of the
universal concept of the chair, refined to the maximum. It is the chair
that synthesizes all chairs and is formulated as a structural and formal
expression. RDL is both radical and graphic. A good synthesis can
only be developed from an extreme attention to detail until all elements
are brought to just the right point. Its extreme appearance ends up
expressing a serene, calm gesture.
The RDL model, designed
by Alberto Lievore, is born.
Its manufacture expresses
Andreu World's precision in
A permanent showroom
opens in Valencia, Spain
It is an open space of more than 21.500 square feet (2,000 square meters).
The showroom in Valencia serves as a meeting point, visitor center and
workshop for architects and designers. It also houses the headquarters
of the Andreu World group.
The Manila chair,
the value of time
Lievore, Altherr, Molina.
It conveys serenity and
nobility. It is a solid and
honest design that has
been adapted over time
to become a classic.
Manila is timeless
International Design Contest:
creative platform for new talent
Faithful to its commitment to design, the Andreu World International Design Contest was launched in 2001. This has also established
itself as one of the competitions with the greatest international impact, with the number of participants increasing year after year.
The main objectives of this contest are to promote creativity and new ideas among young talents.
Launching in the United States:
Andreu World America
In order to better serve the growing demand of the North American
market for high quality designer chairs and tables, the first United States
sales branch was established at the beginning of this decade.
This allowed us to become a qualified furniture provider and later on,
one of the companies with GSA certification, which allows us to be
official suppliers of public and governmental institutions in the United States.
and a story
The year 2005 marks 50 years in existence.
To celebrate it, the book "Chairs" is published,
a work that makes an extensive journey through
the history of the most designed object of the
modern era, with the participation of prominent
designers, writers, architects and prestigious
creators of international prestige. Its pages invite
you to enjoy and review the concept of the chair.
Its form brings together Japanese and Scandinavian features in a calm and
simple way. It is a demonstration of how something lightweight can be dynamic;
resistance is achieved through the fluid and precise gesture of its structure.
The Smile collection
is another of our iconic
designs of our history.
Designed by Lievore
Altherr Molina, Smile
has been has been honored
with international awards
such as The Wallpaper
100% sustainable wood
with FSC® certification
We are committed to a manufacturing culture based on responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Therefore, we use only sustainable wood from reforested forests and take care of it throughout the
entire chain of custody. Controlled felling, the arrival of the logs at the sawmill and the planks sent to
the factories to be processed into components. From the tree to the final product.
We were the first in the world with a FSC® 100% range.
Premio Nacional de Diseño,
a turning point
Andreu World wins the 2007 Premio Nacional de Diseño (National Design Award).
These Spanish awards are given to professionals and companies that successfully
use design in their innovation strategy. It represents a turning point in the company's
trajectory, consolidating its position as a benchmark in national and international design.
development: the first
The first line of outdoor furniture is born: "Andreu World Outdoor",
which captures the brand's direction and essence, based on the
manufacture of sustainable, high quality and comfortable designs.
All the collections transmit comfort and well-being, can be combined
with each other and are made with sustainable and recyclable
materials that guarantee long-lasting durability.
The first line of
outdoor furniture is born:
"Andreu World Outdoor",
which captures the brand's
direction and essence
Opening of new
Asia, Pacific and
the Middle East
In order to respond to new opportunities in
emerging international markets such as Asia,
the Pacific and the Middle East, we created new
sales offices such as Andreu World Pacific, which
encompasses the Asian market and Japan. The
showroom in Tokyo is the Spanish firm's first
single-brand store in the Japanese market.
The search for innovation led us to create the first high-tech collections, moving from the monotechnology of wood to the polytechnology of new materials.
Examples of this are the Sit, Flex and Sail chairs as well as the Reverse table, the result of the implementation of R&D&I in all phases of production.
The Nub chair,
an icon in wood
Patricia Urquiola's Nub chair is the demonstration
of an extraordinary construction process using wood.
Each piece of Nub is the result of a quest for quality
that spans from cutting and curving to polishing and
Nub chair is the
Opening of the
New York showroom
In 2012, the first Andreu World showroom was opened in New York.
The new space is located in the emblematic "New York Design Center" building,
one of the city’s benchmark centers in the interior design sector.
a commitment to
The application of Ecodesign and the UNE EN ISO 14006
standard on our products allows us to offer designs with an
optimized life cycle and a responsible production process.
The result is an overall reduction in environmental impact and
a considerable decrease in energy demand, as well as a
significant reduction in the carbon footprint of our activities.
The application of Ecodesign
and the UNE EN ISO 14006
standard on our products
allows us to offer designs
with an optimized life cycle
and a responsible production
60th anniversary with
We celebrate our 60 years of experience, manufacturing and designing innovative products for the well-being
of people in the spaces they inhabit. A tradition that inspires the future.
the company with
the highest number
As a result of our
commitment to the
originality of our
designs and intellectual
Andreu World is the
leading Spanish company
in the interior design
and furniture sector with
the highest number of
Opening of the London showroom
The new space in the British capital is a point of reference for interior and furniture design for workspaces,
contract furniture, outdoor and residential spaces.
This single-brand space opened its doors in a central
Parisian district just a few meters from the
Arc de Triomphe. It’s an open-plan space for
collaborating with architects and interior designers.
20 years of the
The Andreu World International Design Contest celebrates its first 20 years
with a special edition focused on sustainable design in collaboration with the
World Design Organization (WDO) in a competition that has more than 30,000
contestants from 124 countries and more than one hundred international
The Andreu World International
Design Contest celebrates its first
20 years with a special edition focused
on sustainable design.
In 2007, we were the first European company to offer a 5-year guarantee
and in 2020 we took another step forward by certifying a 10-year guarantee
on our indoor products, doubling our commitment to quality.
muebles con la experiencia
técnica de los mejores
maestros artesanos y
la misma voluntad de
hacer cosas para que
Design for reconnecting:
With the input of leading designers and architects, Andreu World has drawn up a roadmap for reconnecting
with the office, which includes the recommendations of world leaders in architecture and interior design for the adaptation
of workspaces and public and private environments.
New materials for
the circular economy
Pure ECO 100% recycled plastics, a novel polymer of natural
origin, was used in the Nuez Lounge BIO® armchair designed
by Patricia Urquiola, and the Circular ONE® fabric, was made
from yarn derived from plastics from PET bottles and textile waste.
Andreu World introduces
a series of its own materials
developed to continue leading
the way in sustainability in
the design sector.