GAN area rugs and furnishings are the indoor component of GANDIABLASCO, the revered foundation of the textile firm’s line. Each vibrantly colored rug is handmade with the trademark craftsmanship that has made the company famous, providing a platform for artisans from around the world. Bringing together traditional arts and innovative modern furniture designers, GAN is continuously building a portfolio of award-winning designers like Patricia Urquiola, whose work is featured in MoMA New York as well as numerous high-profile fairs and pavilions in Europe. GAN designs are meant to layer your home with warmth, color, and light. Work from the ground up with a one-of-a-kind handwoven rug and inventive tables and chairs, like the Valentina Arm Chair or the dramatic Bandas Chaise Longue, or find your “just right” eclectic mix that turns your house your home.
José Antonio Gandía-Blasco Canales was born in Ontinyent, Valencia. After studying law at the Valencia University, he joined the family business Gandio Blasco which was a manufacturer of blankets at the time. After travelling throughout Spain as a business agent, he began to work on responsibilities in the company. With the help of designers, Marisa Gallén and Sandra Figuerola, he began to reshape the company’s image. During the building of his summer residence in Ibiza in 1996, he needed to furnish the house with outdoor furniture that would match the character of the architecture. In close collaboration with his architect, they developed the Na Xemena collection which quickly became an iconic design collection. Besides being the company president, he is also its artistic director having designed a great majority of the furniture and textile collections that Gandia Blasco now sells around the world.