Whether in private or contract spaces, it is no surprise that outdoor areas will be the protagonists of this year. In 2021, GAN proposes different options to enjoy outdoor spaces, both with its iconic collections and with some of its most recent launches. Just like indoors, outdoor rugs and textile accessories transcend the seasons and work together to get the most of out of spaces by dressing them with style, comfort and texture.
The abundance of precise textures can be seen in the different configurations of GARDEN LAYERS, by Patricia Urquiola, on the teak floor of this rooftop terrace by Moser Mur Architecture and Teodora Exteriorisme under the Barcelona sky. Inspired by Mughal culture, the GARDEN LAYERS rugs, mattresses, rolls, Indian beds and cushions show their decorative and functional strength through layering. Surrounding the pool under the reed porch, they create distinct chill-out areas, as loungers and sofas to enjoy the first rays of sun until sunset.
Its innovative fabrics are made entirely from 100% recycled PET, highly resistant to wear and tear and moisture, and its filling is specially designed for outdoor use, while providing the comfort typical of an indoor space.
With the same component of comfort, GARDEN LAYERS configures a splendid conversation area in a sun lounger on the terrace of the Posthotel Achenkirch in Tyrol (MG Interior) and poolside in the solarium of a house with character in Ontinyent (Valencia, Spain). In this location, with interiors designed by Rafa Muñoz (RafaCub), the grey, terracotta and green tones of the textiles bring balance to a basic and natural chromatic set, pairing well with warm tones such as wood and stone and, cold ones such as white and concrete.
ISLA, the new outdoor collection of Sebastian Herkner for GAN, is composed of three modules that can be used as independent pieces or combined to adapt to any space. Along with practical side tables, ISLA’s irregular volumes –Menorca, Gomera and Arosa– add comfort, versatility and a touch of color. Upholstered in technical fabric for outdoor use, they are filled with quick-drying foam rubber, making them perfect for both indoors and outdoors.
The delicate finishes of DIAMOND, designed by Charlotte Lancelot for GAN, contrast with the resistance provided by the 100% recycled PET in which the collection is made. It is easy to imagine these handcrafted kilims indoors, but the truth is that they have been designed to decorate and brighten up outdoor spaces. Without sacrificing warmth, DIAMOND brings an extra dose of light with its faceted and seemingly translucent geometric shapes.
GAN’s indoor collections also coexist with semi-open spaces, as in this Silver Linings room –a villa designed by Rachcoff Vella Architecture in Victoria, Australia–, which welcomes a color palette as vibrant as the play of textures of Patricia Urquiola’s MANGAS SPACE. A plush three-dimensional space of handmade rugs and poufs made entirely of wool, resting in the shade while connecting with the landscape and bringing life and personality to a concrete backdrop.
What was Urquiola’s first collection for GAN, the groundbreaking MANGAS ORIGINAL, lands in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to fill the exteriors of Aigia Spa with color. This project, by architects Figueroa.arq, celebrates the power of rugs to weave shared stories in interiors that spill out into the courtyard and in chill-outs that make their way poolside with the arrival of good weather and bare feet.
The innovation in designs, materials and handcrafted manufacturing techniques that is part of GAN’s DNA brings out its fresh, light, vitalist and resistant side, thinking of the most multifunctional and inviting oasis.