For this latest edition of the iSalone we wanted to surprise visitors with BLAU, a collection of outdoor furniture designed entirely using aluminium, part of the DNA of GANDIABLASCO, designed by architect Fran Silvestre. The various elements of BLAU were put on display under the XL pergola designed in situ for the stand by José Gandía-Blasco and the architect Borja García.
“BLAU was born of the Mediterranean, the word means blue in our region. Blue as a common essence between the Mediterranean, GANDIABLASCO and the architectural studio.”
Fran Silvestre Architects
The perfect link between an outdoor furniture collection designed by the architect with a product typology, in this case within the OUTDOOR SPACES catalogue that represents a step closer towards the architecture of GANDIABLASCO, its collection of pergolas and coverings.
BLAU is a collection of outdoor furniture connected to architecture and the Mediterranean lifestyle, made possible thanks to the innovative construction system that is so typical of GANDIABLASCO, based on the assembly of extruded aluminium profiles. The structure of panels with their micro-perforations used for the furniture pieces acts like a lattice screen allowing sun light to pass through and generating an attractive pattern of light and shade.
For Fran Silvestre the process behind the construction of the BLAU collection was very similar to that of any architectural project but at a different scale.
Within the GANDIABLASCO stand several pieces from GAN, the indoor brand, were also on display at the iSalone 2017 which served as the launch for GARDEN LAYERS, the new outdoor collection designed by Patricia Urquiola for GAN. The stand was designed through the integration of the different elements of the collection, rugs, poufs, cushions … all made by hand in India and inspired by architecture and the Eastern way of life, that celebrates relaxation and the calm comfort of outdoors living with textures and colours that evoke the indoors using highly resistant fabrics and other materials. A beautiful and original collection that was destined to made a strong impression on visitors to the stand during the fair.
Many thanks to all, the creatives, journalists, clients, friend … and the entire GANDIABLASCO team for being able to enjoy our collections with us during these intensive days of the Milan
We’ll see you next year with even more new products!