Milan Design Week is back, and GAN is once more at the heart of it. A preview of our upcoming PLASTIC RIVERS collection by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón -the rug Plastic Rivers no. 6- GANGES– will be at Rossana Orlandi’s gallery for the Ro COLLECTIBLE DESIGN exhibition, showcasing innovative products made from sustainable and recycled materials. PLASTIC RIVERS is also a finalist for the Ro PLASTIC PRIZE, and it will be shown at the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum, where the awards ceremony takes place. The museum will also host several designs hand-selected by Rossana Orlandi, including NUANCES by Patricia Urquiola.
GANGES, designed by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, faithfully reflects the paradoxical beauty of its origins: the center of India’s spiritual life and a river that carries the most plastic waste. Like the rest of the designs in this vindictive collection, the rug is handmade from 100% recycled PET using the hand-tufted technique.
NUANCES, designed by Patricia Urquiola, consists of three rugs and a pouf made by hand in wool felt. Investigating with different colors and densities, Patricia Urquiola was able to reinvent and recycle wool scraps to make felt, preserving its quality and smoothness but giving it a novel stone-like appearance.
Last but not least, our PLY rug will be showcased at Alcova Milano as part of the Raices exhibition, which commemorates MUT Design’s 11th anniversary