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Family company Gandia Blasco Group was founded by José Gandía Blasco in the 1940s and reinvented by his son José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales, the current Chairman, together with his team led by Sergio Pastor, Director General.
Gandia Blasco Group is 79 years old without forgetting its roots: a long journey that began in the Valencia textile industry in 1941, moving to the design of furniture and outdoor spaces in the mid-90s and now distributed in more than 90 countries on the 5 continents as well as in its own showrooms.
79 years later, 2 generations continue in the Gandia Blasco Group team, José and his children: Álvaro, Commercial Director and Vice President of the company; and Alejandra, Deputy Creative Director and Communications and Creative Director for Diabla.
GANDIABLASCO is the main brand of the Gandia Blasco Group. It specializes in outdoor furniture, accessories and outdoor spaces of architectural nature, all linked to a Mediterranean lifestyle born over 20 years ago, inspired by Ibiza’s vernacular architecture and the passion for outdoor life of the President and Creative Director of the company, José A. Gandía-Blasco.
José redefined the company's business and creative strategy, introducing design and innovation as its philosophy. The distinctive style of GANDIABLASCO was marked by its personality and its Mediterranean roots, which gradually became the company's unique selling point.
In 2004 José decided to start working with Mapi Millet. They're old friends, with very similar tastes and sensitivities. The company's textile tradition continued with the creation of the GAN brand, the GANDIABLASCO handmade design brand, under the management of Mapi Millet, which is still growing across the world.
The move towards contemporary architecture came with the creation of the Outdoor Spaces range, with modules and pergolas that expanded the company's market niche. GANDIABLASCO brand products are manufactured by Valencian companies, which contributes to supporting the local economy.
The company is staffed by young, determined entrepreneurs who believe in their work and who contribute the essential factor for achieving success: the excitement of a team with belief in their project.
We work in tune with the sensitivity of architects and designers on the national and international scene. Among them, renowned designers as well as young talents, Patricia Urquiola, Neri&Hu, Soren Rose, Nendo, Mario Ruiz, Front, Raw Edges, Fran Silvestre arquitectos, Luca Nichetto… and José A. Gandía-Blasco himself.
The elemental and architectural geometry of the company's first outdoor furniture collection became known for its ability to respond to canons of timelessness and universality. Its streamlined, purely architectural design, made using a patented construction system of aluminum profiles combined with polyethylene, opened up market niches that had never existed before, enabling the company to expand across all 5 continents.
Purity of design with architectural lines defines the personality of GANDIABLASCO creations, together with the idea of large collections. More than furniture, they are fresh, elegant products that complement each other to produce settings for enjoy the outdoors, Mediterranean style.
GANDIABLASCO has grown in recent years. Its outdoor furniture collections captivated people all over the world, offering standards of quality and design never seen before. Nowadays, the brand's stores and showrooms can be found in more than 90 countries, in cities like New York, Hong Kong, Madrid, Oporto, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Miami...
The company has a distribution network covering all five continents. Displaying its collections at major International Design Fairs has enabled the brand to internationalise: Salone del Mobile in Milan, ICFF in New York, IMM Cologne, IFFS Singapore, HD Las Vegas and so on.
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Since embedding design in the DNA of GANDIABLASCO, making the company's added value, the high standards of quality in our collections have been distinguished with a number of prizes and AWARDs:
1990 Valencia Innovación Moda prize AWARDed by IMPIVA (Institute of Small and Medium Sized Industry in Valencia).
2003 Prize for Best Stand. Designed by Pablo Gironés for the Valencia International Furniture Fair.
2005 Selected at the Príncipe Felipe prizes for Business Excellence.
2006 Prize for Best Stand. Habitat Valencia Fordward designed by Pablo Gironés.
2007 Delta Adi Fad Selection for the Ensombra parasol designed by Odosdesign.
2008 Wallpaper AWARD for the Flat2008 lounger. Best foreign product designed by Mario Ruiz.
2008 Red Dot Design AWARD for the Sahara planters, designed by Pablo Gironés.
2008 ICFF NewYork Editors AWARD for best rug for Mangas, designed by Patricia Urquiola.
2009 Silver AWARD from ADCV (Community of Valencia Designers' Association) for the Basic chair, designed by Odosdesign.
2009 Impulso AWARD from AECTA (Association of Advanced Tertiary Consultancy Firms, Community of Valencia).
2010 Red Dot Design AWARD for the Flat collection, designed by Mario Ruiz.
2010 Business Leadership prize, AWARDed to Gandia Blasco by Economía 3 magazine.
2011 Prize for Best Foreign Product for the Flat collection, designed by Mario Ruiz, AWARDed by MD magazine.
2013 Wallpaper AWARD for the Tropez collection designed by Stefan Diez.
2013 Honorary Mention at the DME AWARDS, in the Medium Enterprise category.
2014 Delta AWARDs Selection for the Stack collection by Borja García.
2014 Finalist at the EDIDA Elle Decor international AWARDs for the Dozequinze collection by Francesco Sillitti for best foreign furniture collection.
2016 XIII Spanish Architecture and Urban Planning Biennale AWARD for the BLAU collection by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.
2016 Finalist at the international Interior Design BOY AWARDS for the BLAU collection by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.
2016 NYCxDESIGN AWARD in the Outdoor category for GANDIABLASCO for the BLAU collection by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos.
2019 NYCxDESIGN AWARD in Outdoor Seating to BUIT collection by Mayice Studio for GB.
2019 ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARD in Outdoor to BUIT by Mayice Studio for GB.
2020 ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARD in Outdoor to ONSEN by Francesco Meda and David López Quincoces for GANDIABLASCO.
From the Mediterranean coast to the France of European bohème, crossing the Atlantic from Asia to the powerhouse of New York, we reach the homes and contract projects of people and cultures across the world.
Our outdoor design furniture equips hotels and residential homes everywhere, including the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Manama, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Mexico, the Maris D-Hotel in Turkey, the Vidago Palace Hotel in Portugal, Aka Central Park in New York… plus installations in outdoor spaces in Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the BMW Beach Lounge in Belgium and many more.
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