Between February 7th and 11th GAN took part in the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the unmissable annual date on the Scandinavian design calendar. The Valencia based firm together with 700 other companies presented the latest additions of their 2017 catalogue in the Swedish capital.

For this edition GAN collaborated with another Valencia based company, LZF Lamps which manufactures designer hand-made lamps using wood. The stand featured the GRAPY easychair designed by Kensaku Oshiro and the SILAÏ wooden tables collection by Charlotte Lancelot, all illuminated by the unique pendant lamps created by LZF Lamps.

Both the comfortable easychairs GRAPY and the SILAÏ tables are new products from the latest GAN catalogue. With GRAPY, Kensaku Oshiro (nominated for the Elle Décor Japan award for “Young designer Talent 2016”) has combined three sacks filled with a mix of polystyrene and shredded foam rubber. Thanks to their dense filling the easychairs are highly flexible and very comfortable.

SILAÏ, on the other hand, meaning “small stitches” in the Hindi language, which initially consisted of a collection of rugs, cushions and poufs embroidered using four different types of stitching won a Red Dot Award last year. The pattern relief on the oak table nests presented in Stockholm reflects these embroidered stitches.

Visitors to the stand also had the chance to rediscover the emblematic MANGAS ORIGINAL collection by Patricia Urquiola that revolutionised the world of rugs when first launched and still makes a strong impression.

It’s also interesting to note that despite the markedly Scandinavian character of the event (with more than 80% of the participants from Northern countries) the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair had a definite Spanish feel this year given that the Guest of Honour is Madrid based artist and designer Jaime Hayón.

Hall B Stand B12:20