Batyline® by Serge Ferrari
Flat Textil High stool with backrest
“Inspiration is within reach of our senses, in the street, when we travel, in the objects that surround us. In my opinion, being a designer means keeping your senses alert to everything.
My way of working and understanding design is to create objects that work better and are, above all, honest. My interest in functionality is a consequence of being educated in the eighties. I think that, for some time now, everything has become more superficial and flashy: negative glamour.”
FLAT TEXTIL is an outdoor furniture collection, designed by Mario Ruiz for GANDIABLASCO. Mario reduces the aluminium structure to a minimum, by incorporating a considerable amount of Batyline® fabric, to create a range of elegant, light, tough designer pieces, which can be combined to furnish everything from small terraces to extensive Contract installations.
The FLAT TEXTIL high stool with backrest is an original design by Mario Ruiz for GANDIABLASCO.
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
Flat Textil High chaise lounge
Flat Textil Rocking chair
Flat Textil Club armchair
Flat Textil Dining armchair
Flat Textil Dining chair