Rugs designed by Mut Design won in the Decor category and Patricia Urquiola’s new series of outdoor spaces won the Sustainability Award.
On November 16, the winners of the Archiproducts Design Awards 2023 were unveiled. And, yet again, the ADA Night brought good news for GAN.
The ADAs annually recognize designs that, through new materials, forms or functions, are capable of revolutionizing and improving the quality of life today and in the future. In this edition, the jury awarded the top prize in the Decor category to the new GIRO rug, designed by Mut Design, in its Peach version. This recognition highlights how the Spanish studio has expressed its desire to experiment with color, geometry and textures in a virgin wool rug that, using the hand-tufting technique, winks at the artist in all of us. GIRO is based on a succession of mathematical curves that generate the optical illusion of a tube rolled up on itself, creating a graphic game with a touch of Op-Art. GIRO rugs, which had already won an NYCxDesign Award, are also available in two other main colors: purple and gray.
Distinguished designs at the ADAs, such as GIRO Peach, have been selected from hundreds of entries based on criteria such as balance between aesthetics, function and innovation. In this year’s edition, the multidisciplinary jury of the awards has been made up of renowned professionals and companies in the sector such as Manuel Aires Mateus (Portugal), AMDL CIRCLE (Italy), Bradley L. Bowers (USA), Giovanna Castiglioni (Italy) and Gabriele Chiave (USA), among others.
In addition, a dedicated jury of specialists in sustainability within the field of architecture and design has awarded MANGAS OUTDOOR with the 2023 Sustainability Award. These acknowledgments have been an absolute innovation in this year’s ADA, celebrating products from all over the world that have stood out in terms of their use of recyclable and biodegradable materials, production techniques that reduce polluting emissions, and minimum environmental impact during the product’s entire life cycle.
MANGAS OUTDOOR embodies sustainability through its thoughtful design and choice of materials. At its core, this collection actively promotes the circular economy by using 100% recycled PET for its outdoor rugs and elements offering a second life to plastic bottles and reducing plastic waste. Much like its other collections, GAN contributes with MANGAS OUTDOOR to the global effort to reduce plastic use while extending the usefulness of existing materials, thereby preventing their unchecked impact on the environment.
By locally crafting these pieces in India with traditional artisanal techniques, MANGAS OUTDOOR supports local communities. The collection’s commitment to sourcing recycled materials from local suppliers further reduces its environmental footprint. At the same time, durability and longevity play a central role, ensuring products that withstand the test of time, reducing the need for replacements and, subsequently, waste. This holistic approach to sustainability underscores MANGAS OUTDOOR as a responsible and eco-conscious choice for outdoor design and aligns with the principles of sustainable living and environmental responsibility that are at the essence of GAN’s values.
The specially selected jury of experts in eco-design has been formed by Shujan Bertrand (USA), Giulio Bonazzi (Italy), Formafantasma (The Netherlands), Kasper Guldager (Dinamarca), Sonia Massari (Italy), Lauryn Menard and Baillie Mishler (USA), Rossana Orlandi and Nicoletta Brugnoni (Italy), Maria Speake and Adam Hills (England), Lindsey Wikstrom (USA), and Tao Zhang (USA).
On behalf of all the people who make GAN’s project possible, we would like to thank the organization and the juries of the Archiproducts Design Awards for this recognition and extend our congratulations to Patricia Urquiola and Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón, from Mut Design, as well as to the other brands and professionals who have received awards.