November 08 / 2018

Downtown Design 2018: GANDIABLASCO, essentially Mediterranean

A leading brand in the outdoor furniture market, GANDIABLASCO has forged its identity by transmitting the Mediterranean design to the world. With one foot planted firmly in tradition and a long-term expertise on the global scene, the firm is determined to continue exploring new territory and create products that enliven and enrich the interior environment.

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Since its foundation in 1941 as a blankets’ manufacturer, GANDIABLASCO has evolved to turn nowadays into an emblem of stylish outdoor spaces. In the mid-1980s, the once-modest family firm, located in Ontineyent, near Valencia, was completely re-geared for the new materials and products being created by GANDIABLASCO’s growing roster of collaborators. Now divided into two primary brands, GAN (responsible for the textiles side) and GANDIABLASCO (which handles the outdoor furniture), the company produces more than 300 different products distributed in over 90 countries through several directly-owned showrooms and dozens of licensed dealers worldwide. Since 2017, the brand has taken on a new challenge, the creation of DIABLA, a new brand of outdoor furniture, accessories and complementary items which are also sold online.

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The style that today characterizes GANDIABLASCO is informed by its personality and Mediterranean roots that little by little have come to represent the company’s distinguishing values. More than furniture, the company creates original products that are both elegant, weather-resistant and hard wearing and that can be combined to design relaxing outdoor spaces inspired by the Mediterranean atmospheres.

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The refined design and architectural quality of the brand’s first collections, made of aluminium profiles combined with polyethylene elements, filled a void in the market and has resulted in the international expansion of the business. The recent agreement of collaboration signed with the COSENTINO Group, which is aimed at integrating the exclusive COSENTINO ultra-compact DEKTON® surfaces into the firm’s collections, is another step forward in the innovation strategy of the brand.

Launched at the Salone Milano, the new attractive collections of the brand move now to Dubai to bring a sense of breezy modern cool to Middle East’s patios.

SOLANAS, elegance and innovation

Created by Argentinean architect and designer Daniel Germani, SOLANAS is the first outdoor collection that incorporates the innovative ultra-compact DEKTON® surface by Cosentino. The rounded and enveloping forms of this stylish, modular seating collection evoke the beach in Uruguay, where Germani used to spend his summers together with his family, and the sociable and welcoming spirit of his father, who he remembers fondly.

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SOLANAS is made of high quality materials with finishes and fabrics that are resistant to extreme climate conditions. It powder-coated aluminium structure is available in different tones of grey, blue, green and orange that can easily be combined with the several finishes of the ultra-compacted DEKTON® surfaces (used for tables and armrest): the DEKTON® Solid Collection; the DEKTON® Natural Collection and the DEKTON® Industrial Collection.

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TIMELESS, the integrity of everlasting designs

TIMELESS is one of the latest outdoor furniture collection created by Borja García and José A. Gandía-Blasco for the brand. Inspired by the rational architecture from the early 20th century, its design of subtle but distinctive forms communicates honesty, without any unnecessary ornament other than its structure.

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Its various elements are carefully balanced in order to provide maximum comfort. The different colours of the aluminium structure and the various upholstery options allow for the easy adaptation of the collection to different settings, for both residential and contract applications.

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The collection includes six modular sofas with chaise longues, two low armchairs, modular poufs, armchair, low and high stools, high tables and benches.

PERGOLA, shade and refuge

PERGOLA is a versatile system of pergolas that reinterprets in a modern way and with contemporary materials the traditional wooden pergolas. It’s part of the architectural OUTDOOR SPACES line, a collection of outdoor furniture aimed at bringing the indoor comfort outside.

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Manufactured from powder coated anodised aluminium, the company’s iconic material of choice which is lightweight yet especially resistant to the elements, the five different modules of the PERGOLA system can be used to create sheltered spaces, porches, relaxation areas, outdoor dining areas etc… adjusting to the needs of clients and the layout of the spaces where they are used.

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Highlights

SOHER presents the luxurious SAVOY master bedroom, the ultimate in comfort and style

Superbly executed by SOHER’s expert craftsmen, the SAVOY master bedroom is the new addition to the homonymous collection and the latest proposal of the Valencia-based brand for exclusive bedrooms. With its perfect mix of style, elegance and functionality, the bedroom offers a sophisticated focus with unrivalled charm and grace. Let’s discover more and find ideas!

Melting together outside and inside with ILLA, the new collection by BIVAQ

In the late sixties, it was all about bringing the outside inside and it seems like the trend has come back around and is gaining ground in the interior design industry. Floral and botanical prints on wallpaper and cushions, organic and round shapes, natural materials are again up-to-date and even furniture, lighting and accessories have crossed the border. ILLA, one the latest launches by BIVAQ, has an ambivalent character that easily adapts to outdoor and indoor spaces. Let’s discover how…

ALAT, the new stylish garden sofa by CALMA

With ALAT (winged in Catalan) you can really give wings to your imagination and create a perfect lounge space in your outdoors. Created by young designer Andreu Carulla for the Catalonia-based outdoor manufacturer CALMA, the ALAT sofa stands out for its unconventional design that maximise luxury, comfort and style. Let’s have a look and relax…

Bring a touch of retro charm to your outdoors with the VINT collection from BIVAQ

Break the linear monotony of minimal designs filling your outdoors with the retro elegance and charm of the VINT collection. It pays homage to the past combining intriguing touches of nostalgia with modern functionality and the durable construction of BIVAQ’s outdoor and indoor ranges. Just a new attractive way of enjoying the open-air life! Read and discover…

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It all started 9 years ago when FAMA took its first steps in the Chinese market embarking on a new adventure that has led to the opening of 15 FamaLiving showrooms across the country, including the 3 showrooms in Beijing and the other 12 in main cities, such as Shandong, Hohhot, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Jinan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Shenyang… Now it's time for new exciting experiences, let's discover more...