Poolside meeting with global influencers

Six of the most prolific international design bloggers and influencers arrived in Spain in July, invited by RED (Reunión Empresas de Diseño or Platform for Spanish Design Companies) to take part in the latest edition of Sunny Design Days. Coming from France, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States, the creative enthusiasts got to see in person the characteristics that define Spanish design and the latest projects that are causing sensation.

In this context, the bloggers visited the headquarters of GANDIABLASCO and GAN on July 14th in Ontinyent, Valencia. They were welcomed by José A. Gandía-Blasco and Alejandra Gandía-Blasco, together with the rest of the team, where they enjoyed a typical Mediterranean breakfast out in the open.

They later made themselves comfortable on the rugs, mattresses, roll pillows and cushions of the new Garden Layers outdoor collection by Patricia Urquiola, to attend a presentation on the details of this highly original creation from the Spanish designer.

The group also got to watch the making of movie for the new GAN catalogue, and finished the morning off with a dip in the outdoor pool that is just outside of the offices.

In this warm and relaxed ambience, these cosmopolitan bloggers got to try and test the most outstanding of GAN’s latest projects as well as its creative spirit.

It was a great pleasure to welcome:

  • Abi Dare, of These four walls blog (UK), a blogger originally from Bristol who specialises in travelling to some of the most beautiful locations and blogging about interesting interiors.
  • François-Régis Briois, of Notre Loft, a French national from Lille whose personal blog has become one of the most important European references for interior design and lofts.
  • Ilenia Martini, of Ilenia Martini & Neni Studio (Germany / Italy), a Roman living between Berlin y Milan, expert in visual communication and creativity as well as development of marketing campaigns.
  • Michelle Halford (New Zealand), author of The Design Chaser blog, with hundreds of thousands of followers on Pinterest and Instagram.
  • Nicole Maalouf and Daniel Eichhorn, of Solebich (Germany), who are the driving force behind a community of “life enthusiasts” interested in reporting intimate viewings of exquisitely decorated private houses.
  • Cyril Foiret and Ani Tzenkova, of Trendland (USA), the founders of a very respected online publication specialising in following the latest trends in a range of creative sectors.