9016 White

7038 Agate grey

1019 Sand

7033 Cement grey

7006 Bronze

7031 Blue grey

7043 Anthracite



Flat High stool with high backrest

FLAT is an exercise in synthesis. From the beginning, Mario Ruiz wanted to use GANDIABLASCO’s characteristic aluminium profiles, reducing them to a minimum through machining, welding systems, and semi-industrial processes. It is a collection of outdoor furniture that includes a wide typology of ergonomic furniture characterised by its organic and light shapes.


The FLAT high stool with high backrest completes the collection. It is a designer stool measuring 50 cm x 48 cm x 108 cm high, made with aluminium profiles and solid plates, welded by hand. The seat and backrest are a solid piece of 100% recyclable polyethylene, in the same powder-coated tones as the structure: a highly resistant material to the outdoors and to chemical products.


This outdoor stool, works by itself but is specially designed to accompany the FLAT bar table 70 while enjoying those moments of pleasure outdoors.


The FLAT high stool with high backrest is a unique design by Mario Ruiz for GANDIABLASCO.


Wallpaper Design Awards


Red Dot Design Award


MD magazine



Sizes (HxhxL)

50x48x75 cm

20x19x30 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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Shooting of the Flat collection