Passion for design. Ever since design redefined the creative and business strategy of GANDIABLASCO we have put our faith in the talent of a new generation of international designers.
It’s now been 11 years since the first GANDIABLASCO International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest was launched. The theme of this year’s competition was the design of an outdoor kitchen which received more than 200 entries from different continents around the globe.
As you already know the Salone del Mobile is the International Furniture Fair that includes other decorative and design sectors, everything from large icons of the design world to other lesser known and equally good designers, on occasions, within the section of the Salone dedicated to young talent, with more daring propositions that feature unique ways of enjoying the habitat.
The following is our own selection of designers and inspirational objects that this year has been selected for exhibition at the SALONE SATELLITE 2017:
The Chinese studio SosoStudio founded by Ogilvy GuangZhou. A studio that aims to recover the craft traditions of the Chinese culture but through contemporary design, using basic constructive systems and materials such as copper, wood and bamboo traditionally used in Oriental architecture:
PIY, Play it Yourself!, The new generation of flat-pack furniture NUDE
Morita Hiroshisei, Japanese designer who starts from basic and functional design concepts incorporating minimal elements and using wood mostly.
SHEEP is a laundry basket designed using a timber structure clad with a type of bag made with wool available in different colours that can be removed if required.
PARROT, an amusing lamp designed using 2 pieces of wood, one forming the base and the other the lighting support in a horizontal configuration that can be adjusted like a light weighting scales in order to set the required height.
The Basque studio MUKA DESIGN LAB. Creative laboratory interested in coming up with new product design concepts for furniture and interior design working together with local craftsmen. Products and functional spaces, aesthetic and ergonomic but also inspirational. Designed to create ambiences that are at once pleasing and intuitive.
Such as REVES, a chair with a hood that can be adjusted in order to cocoon the user according to how it’s configured. The beech timber structure is made by skilled local carpenters form the La Rioja region and upholstered in Biscay.
OSLOFORM. A Swiss design studio offering interior, product as well as architectural design and services, specialising on the expression of the material qualities of the objects and spaces that they work with.
The table clock SWEEP, and the wall clock SWEEP WALL CLOCK, a collection of silent clocks inspired by the period wrist watches of the Bauhaus era made with solid brass and Valchromat.
What an elegant way to tell the time!
Another of the products which we love is SERPENTINE STEREO. A sound system featuring a Bang&Olufsen amplifier that shows how clear sound quality, functionality and pure design lines are not incompatible with advanced technology.
The Taiwan studio VIICHENDESIGN. A team of designers who work with natural materials, capturing the essence of the physical experience of the hand-made products.
INTERLACED, a sculptural lamp that imitates the act of looking at the moon through screens made with metal mesh, raised on 4 wooden legs available in different heights. The light is diffused by filter incorporated within the screens.
For all of you visiting Milan we hope that you enjoy the SALONE SATELLITE MILÁN as much as we do every year we go.
We invite you to visit us at our stand at the SALONE DEL MOBILE 2017:
Hall 20 Stand B01/C06
4th – 9th April 2017
Come along and see our new outdoor furniture collection BLAU, designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos and displayed under the XXL pergola designed by José Gandía-Blasco and Borja García, that forms our stand this year.
Fall in love with the outdoor GARDEN LAYERS collection by Patricia Urquiola for GAN, made by hand by the expert craftsmen and women of India. Our indoor brand launches into the outdoor sector with highly resistant fabrics, contemporary design and an exceptional designer combined with the tactile feel of the hand-made.
The awards ceremony for the 11th International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest will be held at our stand on Wednesday April 5th at 5.30 PM.
You are all invited!