Ontinyent / Spain

Contemporary design. GANDIABLASCO is the main brand of the Gandia Blasco Group, specializing in the design of outdoor furniture, accessories, and sober and essential outdoor spaces of an architectural nature, all linked to the Mediterranean lifestyle and focused on the enjoyment of outdoor life. In the 90s, José A. Gandía-Blasco redefined the company's business and creative strategy thanks to his commitment to the cultural value of design and innovation. GANDIABLASCO's characteristic style was marked by its personality and its Mediterranean roots which, little by little, became the company's differential value. Outdoor spaces and collections of contemporary furniture to create spaces reminiscent of the vernacular architecture of Ibiza more than 30 years ago, and from the passion for the Mediterranean culture by the President and Creative Director of the company José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales.

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: José A. Gandía-Blasco, Luca Nichetto, Neri&Hu, Francesco Meda, SØren Rose, Nendo, Mayice, Mario Ruiz, David Quincoces, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Borja García, Alejandra Gandía-Blasco, Kensaku Oshiro, among others.

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.

Over the years, GANDIABLASCO has been recognized for its outstanding trajectory in the design industry:
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 AWARDS in the Outdoor category for GANDIABLASCO for the ONSEN Collection by David Quincoces & Francesco Meda.
2021 NYCxDESIGN finalist in the Outdoor category for GANDIABLASCO for the CAPA Collection by SØren Rose.
2022 ICONIC AWARDS in the categories “ARCHITECTURE – Innovative Material” and “ARCHITECTURE – Event/Exhibition” to the Kengo Kuma Stand for the company Gandia Blasco S.A. at the Salone del Mobile 2022
2022 ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARDS in the Furniture category for GBModular by José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales.
2023 WALLPAPER DESIGN AWARDS in the Best Outdoor Lounge category for ONSEN by Francesco Meda and David Quincoces for GANDIABLASCO.

Gandia Blasco Group 1941 – 2024
Gandia Blasco Group is a Mediterranean family company known for its expertise in the design and edition of outdoor furniture and spaces - more than furniture, a lifestyle - and in the handcrafted creation of designer rugs. The group operates in a diversified way through its three brands: GANDIABLASCO, GAN, and DIABLA, each with its own distinctive personality. ounded in 1941 by José Gandía Blasco and originally dedicated to the manufacture of yarns and blankets, the company has stood out for a solid trajectory marked by constant reinvention and the promotion of design culture. Today, the company is presided over by José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales, a member of the second generation of the family, followed by his children Álvaro Gandía-Blasco, Vice President and Commercial Director, and Alejandra Gandía-Blasco, the group's Creative and Communications Director. With its historical headquarters in Ontinyent (Valencia, Spain) and a presence in more than 75 countries, its main flagship stores are located in New York's Soho Design District and in the hearts of cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon. The company continues to expand and is constantly experimenting and innovating with renowned international designers and architects like Kengo Kuma, Front, Patricia Urquiola, José A. Gandía-Blasco, Luca Nichetto, Raw Edges, Neri&Hu, Francesco Meda, SØren Rose, Nendo, Mario Ruiz, David Quincoces, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Borja García, Alejandra Gandía-Blasco, Kensaku Oshiro, Jorge Garaje and Charlotte Lancelot, among others.

The origins of the company with a textile tradition continued with the creation of the GAN brand, which focused on the contemporary craftsmanship of rugs, accessories, and GAN spaces. José Gandía-Blasco took the company a step further, going from furniture to architecture with the Outdoor Spaces division: modules and pergolas in close relationship with contemporary architecture, expanding to a new market niche. GANDIABLASCO’s furniture is made in Valencian or nearby companies, thereby supporting the local economy. The company is made up of young entrepreneurs, persevering, with conviction in their work, who contribute what is fundamental to achieving success: the enthusiasm of a human team that believes in a project.

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 Spain, : España, Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Benelux, United States, China, Japan, Australia...

As part of its environmental sustainability strategy, Gandia Blasco Group is firmly committed to the durability and circularity of its designs. This commitment is materialized through the use of recyclable or recycled materials, selecting those with certifications that guarantee their sustainable origin and their contribution to environmental conservation. These accreditations include the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) seal, the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), the PFC-Free label, GreenGuard certification and the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® eco-label, among others. This philosophy responds to the purpose of strengthening collaboration with partners that share the vision of the Gandia Blasco Group and are committed to excellence through more sustainable practices and a clear environmental policy. For this reason, most of the suppliers selected by the company have implemented or are in the process of obtaining ISO 14001 certification -a guarantee of their dedication to responsible environmental management- or comply with the rigorous standards established by the European Union's REACH Regulation. At the same time, through the social initiative GAN Women Unit, the Gandia Blasco Group places emphasis on preserving and updating traditional craft techniques and promoting the economic independence of the rural communities of Indian artisans with which it collaborates.

Support for emerging designers since the 1990s has been consolidated over the years through initiatives such as the Gandiablasco International Outdoor Furniture Design Competition - which held its first edition in 2006 - and the creation of the DIABLA brand in 2017. The continued effort to promote culture in different cities around the world through sponsorship and patronage activities, as well as the promotion and realization of exhibitions in cultural centers, is reinforced by the Gandia Blasco Group's membership in cultural organizations such as Círculo Fortuny, Spanish non-profit entity member of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA), and the collaboration with internationally renowned fairs such as ARCO Madrid and organizations such as the Association of Contemporary Art Galleries of the Valencian Community (LAVAC), among others. The Gandia Blasco Group also participates in the main international design fairs and is an active member of the Leading Brands of Spain Forum (FMRE), a public-private alliance made up of the main Spanish companies with leading brands in their respective sectors, and of city projects such as the Soho Design District in New York and the Madrid Luxury District (MLD).

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.

Over the years, the group has been recognized for its outstanding business and industrial track record at the state level. It was part of the Selection for the Prince Felipe Awards for Business Excellence in 2005 and demonstrated its commitment to design by receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Design Management Europe Award, the most prestigious European award granted to a company for its excellent design management. The designs of Gandiablasco, GAN, and Diabla have been distinguished with various internationally renowned design awards. This includes recognitions such as the Wallpaper Design Awards, the ICFF New York Editors Award, the EDIDA Awards, the Red Dot Design Awards, the Modern Design Awards, the Best of Year Awards, the NYCxDESIGN Awards, the Archiproducts Design Awards, the Dezeen Awards, the DNA Paris Design Awards, the RO Plastic Prize, the Iconic Awards from the German Design Council, and the German Design Awardd, among others.

From the Mediterranean coast to the Atlantic coast, from the cradle of the Mediterranean to the European bohemia of France, crossing the Atlantic from Asia to neuralgic New York, we get to the houses belonging to persons and cultures from all over the world. The search for essential elegance leads GANDIABLASCO to collaborate on creative projects that understand contemporary beauty from a shared perspective. Luxury brands such as Dom Pérignon, fully confide in the quality of the GANDIABLASCO outdoor furniture collections for their unique creative. ... More ... less





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