In summing up our experience at the latest edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile it could not have been a better one for GANDIABLASCO, with great enthusiasm from the pubic for our new collections presented under the XXL pergola of the OUTDOOR SPACES, line with all the new GAN products as well as the launch of a new brand DIABLA.
Hundreds of people visited the GANDIABLASCO stand, located in Hall 20 B01-C06 in order to enjoy and see first hand the brand’s most recent designs.
Amongst them was SOLANAS designed by Daniel Germani. It’s the first collection of outdoor furniture made featuring the innovative Dekton® by Cosentino ultra-compact surface, the result of a recent collaboration agreement between GANDIABLASCO and Cosentino. The rounded forms and surrounding volumes of SOLANAS are inspired by the landscape of a beach in Uruguay where Daniel Germani used to spend his summers when he lived there, as well as the affable and always welcoming character of his father.
Architect Borja García and José. A. Gandía-Blasco Canales, President of GANDIABLASCO presented the TIMELESS outdoor furniture collection, designed by both and which was inspired by the rational architecture style of the beginning of the 20th Century. The collection features sober and elegant pieces made from powder-coated soldered aluminium that includes teak wood finishes.
DNA Teak, designed by José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales was the other collection presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. It’s the warmest version of the GANDIABLASCO classic thanks to the use of teak slats over the aluminium profile structure. The collection was inspired by the pattern of light and shade of the typical Mediterranean window shutter and the works of some Japanese architects that use wood and bamboo stalks in their projects.
The biggest reaction for GANDIABLASCO however was the official presentation of DIABLA, its new furniture and outdoor accessories brand with original and unusual designs, available for purchase online, that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors anywhere around the world. DIABLA came about through the close ties between the company and the students of design universities who submit hundreds of proposals to it every year. The new brand is being directed by Sara Romero, architect and designer as well as founding member of the Romero Vallejo architectural practice, together with the GANDIABLASCO team.
Alejandra Gandía-Blasco Lloret, the Creative and Communications Sub-Director of GANDIABLASCO explained more about the thinking behind DIABLA and presented her own designs for the brand: PLISY, a portable lamp for the outdoors inspired by the pleated shade of the classical well known indoor lamps. And the raised version of VALENTINA OUTDOOR, the collection of outdoor sofas and side tables that provide numerous configuration possibilities and improvised uses.
Japanese designer Mikiya Kobayashi is the creative force behind the ingenious and very playful DONUT, an outdoor stool. And not forgetting architects Violeta Alcaide Weishaupt and Manel Jiménez Ibáñez, who presented TOUFFU, a highly original collection of pet’s houses made from a system of panels that slot together, held together by pressure without any additional fixings and inspired by traditional Japanese carpentry.
GAN, the brand directed by Mapi Millet also belonging to GANDIABLASCO, presented an extension of the award winning outdoor GARDEN LAYERS collection designed by Patricia Urquiola, and LAN a new GAN SPACE designed by Neri&Hu. Its authors Lyndon and Rossana Hu were there in person to explain the details behind their new collection of handmade sofas and rugs for GAN.
Thanks to everyone who visited us. We really appreciate your support and trust in us.
See you net year at the 2019 Salone del Mobile!