The vital spring feeling is entering the domestic space, bringing freshness and energy, inviting us to enjoy a time of change and transition with optimism. Among GAN’s handmade designer spaces, rugs, and accessories, you can find numerous options to feel the color and luminosity of the “belle saison”.
The transformative impact of color
The seasonal rebirth of nature brings with it an explosion of color: from the luminous tones that provide us with serenity, to the more vibrant shades, which strike us with their sheer intensity. ZOE KUBB, by Daria Zinovatnaya for GAN, exudes visual beauty from a range of bright colors and geometric shapes that add dynamism and depth to daily life. Such is the case with NUANCES, designed by Patricia Urquiola and produced with felt from discarded wool, whilst using powdered tones, marbled textures, and wavy lines. In both cases, all eyes are fixed on a rich palette and irregular outlines.
Walking on flowers
Floral motifs have always been part of the world of décor, transcending different eras and styles. Leaves, petals, and stems, sometimes lifelike and sometimes more abstract, have brought life to all kinds of spaces and bring out feelings of joy found in gardens and outdoor spaces.
JAPAN captures the magic of Japanese spring with a rug that evokes images of Kyoto parks in the early stages of April, after the long-awaited arrival of swallows. The rug, designed by the GAN team and made using a hand-knotted technique with tie-dye wool yarns, stands out thanks to its ethereal and elegant character, like a shower of petals under the flowering cherry trees in the land of the rising sun.
With a more figurative tone, as if taken from a William Morris wallpaper, the flowers of WHITE DAISY form part of a spring tapestry, capable of providing any space with a warm and innocent atmosphere. This rug, one of the designs created for the DREAMS collection, by the illustrator Brianda Fitz-James Stuart – a great admirer of the founders of the Arts&Crafts movement – exhibits a botanical design that combines subtle drawings inspired by nature with a style typical of bygone eras. Its high-level definition is possible thanks to a unique artisan combination of chain-stitch and hand-tufted embroidery.
Neutrals that are fresh, natural, and light
Handmade natural fibers are capable of bringing a room closer to nature. Thanks to their permeability, they are ideal for spring and summer months, whilst also adding texture and style.
Resistant and light at the same time, the products from the ROOTS collection are typical of what we look for in a piece of textile design at this time of year. ROOTS’ jute and cotton kilims pay homage to the Mediterranean origins of its designers, Inma Bermúdez, and laud the work of the craftspeople who weave them.
Sobriety and warmth star in each of its versions in neutral tones, in which the shape of the square is repeated with different scales and rhythms. The stools in the series elevate the handcrafted textile on a Babul tree wood structure creating two nice seats, single and double.
Designs for a seamless indoor-outdoor transition
The outdoor collections GRAPY, by Kensaku Oshiro, and ISLA, by Sebastian Herkner, follow in the footsteps of GARDEN LAYERS, with whom Patricia Urquiola and GAN delved into the world of outdoor spaces for the first time. The textiles and rugs have three different dimensions and prove that they can work perfectly well outside due to their unique material.
The iconic and ergonomic GRAPY soft-seat, covered in outdoor fabrics, the ISLA accessories and tables – made of aluminium, technical fabric, Dekton, and iroko wood – and the GARDEN LAYERS rollers, mattresses, and rugs – opting for the use of recycled PET – are ideal for creating adaptable and laid-back relaxation zones where you can make the most of the pleasant mid-season climate.
Windows start to open up and terraces enlarge interior spaces. Indoor rooms and lounges appear to extend outside to absorb the good weather, and GAN’s accessories, poufs and rugs aid the design of the area during the flowery spring season.