Throughout his career, the Catalan industrial designer Joaquim Belsa Aldea (1929-2018) had an interest in the design and production of simple, austere furniture conceived for a wide audience. In his designs he used traditional and durable materials, such as natural wood, manila cane, cattail or textiles.
In 1961 he founded Aresta, the company he created together with his brother Jaume and Joan Mañá, active until 1985. The way of working that characterized Belsa during this period was based on the idea of a single line and a functionalist will.
Some of his designs were awarded with the ADI/FAD Delta Awards in 1961, 1963 and 1970.