“FLAT TEXTIL is the essential and light version of the original FLAT collection.
While maintaining the rigorous minimalist design approach and strong architectonic profile, with the FLAT TEXTIL collection the silhouette is slightly softened with the emphasis on the water-resistant textile back support and seating.
The ergonomic lines of the various seating options invite relaxation, through the combination of an outdoor furniture system with an indoors standard of comfort for this collection. The technical performance is matched by its aesthetics.”
Flat Textil High chaise lounge
Flat Textil Club armchair
Flat Textil Dining armchair
Flat Textil Dining chair
Flat Textil High stool with backrest
Flat Textil High stool with high backrest
About Mario Ruiz
Born in 1965 in Alicante, Spain, designer Mario Ruiz graduated in Industrial Design from Barcelona’s prestigious Elisava Design School. He started his independent professional career in 1995 opening his own studio in Barcelona.
Siemens, Steelcase, Teknion Studio, Offecct, lapalma, Thomson, Arflex, Haworth, Grundig, Palau, GANDIABLASCO, Expormim, HBF, Metalarte, Joquer, B.lux... are among the many clients with whom Mario Ruiz has worked extensively. For some of these companies he not only undertakes projects directly related to their products in diferent fields (domestic and office furniture, lighting, textile design, product design) but also acts as creative director defining their product.
Mario Ruiz’s work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Europe and Japan and he has been acknowledged with more than 40 important awards. In 2016 he received the prestigious National Design Prize, given by the King of Spain, Felipe VI and the Ministry of Economy.
He is also the recipient of Delta de Plata prizes, awarded by Barcelona’s ADI-FAD (Association for Industrial Design). In Europe and the US, meanwhile, he has received plaudits from Red Dot, IF, Design Plus, and the Wallpaper Awards.
From 1992 until 2002, Mario Ruiz was Professor of Industrial Projects at the Eina and Elisava design schools in Barcelona. He has given numerous lectures in Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Dubai, London, and Chicago.
Shooting of the Flat collection