9016 White

7038 Agate grey

1019 Sand

7033 Cement grey

7006 Bronze

7031 Blue grey

7043 Anthracite



Flat Counter stool with backrest

“For me, design is the way to understand the place where beauty and use occur, without doubts or fissures”.
Mario Ruiz


FLAT is the collection of outdoor furniture designed by Mario Ruiz over 10 years ago, and over time it has become a classic at GANDIABLASCO, elegant and versatile. It is composed of a complete family of furniture that can be enjoyed by simply sitting down and having a conversation outdoors with friends, a dinner under the moonlight, in the lounge area of a hotel…


The FLAT counter-height stool with backrest the collection. It is a designer stool that measures 34 cm x 41 cm x 77 cm, manufactured using solid aluminium bars and profiles welded by hand through to semi-industrial processes. The seat and back are made of a single solid piece of 100% recyclable polyethylene, resistant to outdoor elements and chemical products.


This outdoor stool, works by itself but is specially designed to accompany other FLAT bar tables and create the right environment to enjoy those moments of pleasure outdoors.


The FLAT counter-height stool with backrest is an exclusive design by Mario Ruiz for GANDIABLASCO.


Wallpaper Design Awards


Red Dot Design Award


MD magazine



Sizes (HxhxL)

34x41x77 cm

13x16x30 inch


Thermo-lacquered welded aluminium

100% recyclable polyethylene

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.

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Mario Ruiz


Shooting of the Flat collection