Since 1990 acclaimed Australian architect Walter Barda has been has been associated with a wide range of projects encompassing residential, landscape and interior design. A regular exhibiting artist with Watters gallery in Sydney since 1978, Walter's artistic talents are held in many private and regional gallery collections.

Walter brings an artistic flair to all the design projects, the exclusive furniture collection for VELA included. The VELA collection was conceived as a series of watercolour free form brush paintings, translated into built form through a digital translation using computer aided design, with the aim of capturing a “flowing line' within the final product.