Feeling the need for a welcoming, personal mood at meetings while working from home was on our mind when we started to work on Valera during the Covid time.

Valera's style is easy to use in a living room, a meeting room of an upscale office, or to bring some warmth into a tech industry environment.

We started with a generously cushioned upholstered seat for ample comfort and combined it with a smooth contemporary and inviting gesture in rich plywood. Timeless, robust but warm with its distinctive wood open-back shell, Valera's silhouette conveys lightness with a nod toward American mid-century design.


– 2023, Metropolis HIP Award


Product design: Altherr Désile Park
Project manager: Dennis Park
Images: Bernhardt Design