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Latest Novelties and Trends from Gan Rugs at Salone del Mobile 2018Monday 7 May 2018
Latest Novelties and Trends from Gan Rugs at Salone del Mobile 2018 ⇒ GAN‘s concept is mightily based in design and around handmade products, viewing rugs as more than mere decorative objects. During Salone del Mobile, the luxury brand showcased three phenomenal novelties: Lan by Neri&Hu, Mirage by Patricia Urquiola and Garden Layers Indian beds designed by Urquiola as well. Now, CovetED will explore a bit more about each one of this novelties.
What differentiates this unique brand from others is its appreaction for handmade products, which are all made in India by skilled craftsmen who master a series of natural fibers, including cotton, linen, jute, silk and wool. This can be seen in the following extraordinary pieces showcased at the beloved Milan furniture fair, iSaloni!
For its latest collaboration, GAN has partnered up with Neri&Hu to create the astonishing LAN collection. Lan represents a synthesis of all Neri&Hu’s skills: its design reinvents and questions the sofa typology by breaking it down into its various elements, which can then be assembled in different ways, organised around a rug that is an integral part of the set.
With Lan, Gan and Neri&Hu introduced a new sofa typology. Its most defining element is the backrest, inspired by the adaptable oriental screen. A strip of hand embroidered fabric covers a metal structure, which serves as a backdrop for the composition and comfortably accommodates a series of moveable cushions, providing both warmth and comfort.
The rug, made using pure new wool is manufactured using two different techniques: the base is a Glaoui, with a combination of flat-woven and knotted pile sections over which different layers of geometric motifs are embroidered by hand. The result is a richly integrated surface of lines and tones that combine beautifully with the rest of the grouping, lending it greater depth. LAN evokes the typical subtlety and beauty of the Orient. Paying homage to Eastern tradition, Indigo was the colour palette used to give opulence to this remarkable collection.
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Patricia Urquiola creates another modern classic accessory. Mirage, the new collection of rugs designed for GAN, is destined to become a treasured icon. Colour, geometry and superimposition are combined with this rug of pure New Zealand wool manufactured using the hand-knotted technique.
Its formal power and tonal strength, the playful game of perspective and the illusion of movement of the interwoven bands, escaping the rectangular limits of a typical rug, recall Op art and avant-garde artistic movements of the beginnings of the 20th Century. The entire design of Mirage is inter-linked, with no beginning or end, just like Urquiola’s favoured expression.
The Garden Layers collection, also designed by Patricia Urquiola, opened new frontiers for GAN. It is the first outdoor collection produced by GAN, in which the brand brings indoor standards of comfort and design to outdoor spaces.
Garden Layers is comprised of rugs, mattresses, roll pillows, cushions and, now, beds and side tables. The collection was originally inspired by traditional Mughal culture and architecture, after Urquiola visited an exhibition of miniature drawings in India.
The innovative fabrics and fillings together with the range of patterns and colours, make Garden Layers an infinitely adaptable collection where different elements can be mixed and matched in order to customise individual outdoor spaces.
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