Gandia Blasco Black Cadeneta Valentina
The gray rug from the Valentina collection is decorated with a motif reminiscent of traditional ornaments on iron wrought bars. It is a piece made entirely of 100% virgin wool in two shades of gray, with a texture very similar to that of handicrafts made with esparto grass. As a striking brushstroke of color, it is edged in a powerful pistachio green.
The design on the rugs of the Valentina collection results from applying the chain stitch technique to a cotton fabric base. This technique makes the motifs acquire the look of hand embroidery. In addition, the rugs are unique also in their shape, with a non-traditional rounded format.
Designed by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco, the Valentina collection also includes a series of matching low chairs. The original and elegant seats are designed using only two pillows, upholstered with the same fabric of the carpets, and a light steel rod support structure.
VALENTINA, A GAN SPACES COLLECTION
GAN spaces are collections meticulously constructed from innovative concepts and artisanal production methods. Suggestive proposals 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.
ALEJANDRA GANDÍA-BLASCO, DESIGNER OF THE VALENTINA COLLECTION
Alejandra Gandía-Blasco is the creative and communications deputy director at GANDIABLASCO. In addition, she is an interdisciplinary artist who likes to combine visual and technical artistic expressions with references from the fashion or artisanal worlds. She studied Fine Arts at the UPV in Valencia, later completing her training in Design and Communication at Central Saint Martins in London. For all these reasons, she occasionally designs specific collections for GAN. She is part of the third generation at the head of the company, which she joined in 2012. She conceives the different typologies and means of expression of design and art as a whole, not as a cluster of separate disciplines, hence her tendency to mix plastic arts, the design of everyday objects and communication.