Gandia Blasco Red Mangas Space Plait Rug
The Square Plait Coral rug from the Mangas Space collection combines two highly contrasting textures and tones, both made with thick wool yarns. One side is braided in earth tones, and the other is coral and resembles a thick knitted sweater. Its unusual cross shape is inspired by the patterns used to upholster the poufs of the series. As a detail, its border is finished in pale pink.
The Mangas Space collection is the continuation of the search for generous textures and volume initiated by designer Patricia Urquiola with Mangas Original. Using the same manufacturing technique and manually operated looms with 100% virgin wool, Mangas Space delves deeper into greater three-dimensionality.
MANGAS SPACE, A GAN SPACES COLLECTION
GAN spaces are collections meticulously constructed from innovative concepts and artisanal production methods. Suggestive approaches that, stemming from a rug, are capable of bringing to life a whole family of modules and accessories with which to design an environment or “space”. A set of designs linked together, designed to project stimulating and contemporary atmospheres with an open, flexible and casual configuration.
PATRICIA URQUIOLA, DESIGNER OF THE MANGAS SPACE COLLECTION
Patricia Urquiola is an architect and designer of Spanish origin who settled in Italy after graduating from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1989. After working with Italian masters of design such as Achille Castiglioni and Vico Magistretti, she founded her own studio in 2001. Since then, she has tackled very diverse projects, from furniture and lighting to ephemeral installations or the integral design of hotels. Her sensitivity to traditional handmade objects and international cooperation in the field of handmade productions led to the start of a fruitful collaboration in 2004 with GAN, which continues to this day.