“Neri&Hu questions the sofa typology. Once the normal typology of a piece of furniture is broken down into its components, seating and rug become a single space.
The back component draws from the origins of GAN as a textile brand, by referencing traditional style weaving looms. The vertical structure allows handmade fabrics to be hung as a backdrop, while a woven strap serves as a support for the moveable back cushions. The seat element is composed of poufs as well as a small wooden surface which can act as a small side table, each interchangeable for various configurations.”
- 100% new wool.
- 70 cm x 240 cm / 2 Feet 4 Inch cm x 7 Feet 11 Inch
- 150 cm x 280 cm / 4 Feet 11 Inch cm x 9 Feet 2 Inch
- 180 cm x 200 cm / 5 Feet 11 Inch cm x 6 Feet 7 Inch
- 180 cm x 336 cm / 5 Feet 11 Inch cm x 11 Feet
- Manufacturing technique: Glaoui + Embroidery
GAN is the indoor brand of GANDIABLASCO, and its starting point… In the late 80s, José Gandia-Blasco, president of the company, reinvented a family business that had been around for four decades. Faithful to the firm’s origins, José developed new lines of home textiles, betting big on design and incorporating the world of rugs to the offering. This is how the original GAN was born.
Gan LAN Space Indigo Rugs Designed by:
- Neri & Hu
Neri & Hu
Lyndon Neri - Philippines, 1965 / Rossana Hu - Taiwan, 1968
Founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri & Hu Design and Research Office is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China with an additional office in London, UK. Neri & Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services.
Currently working on projects in many countries, Neri & Hu is composed of multi-cultural staff who speak over 30 different languages. The diversity of the team reinforces a core vision for the practice: to respond to a global worldview incorporating overlapping design disciplines for a new paradigm in architecture.
Neri & Hu believes strongly in research as a design tool, as each project bears its unique set of contextual issues. A critical probing into the specificities of program, site, function, and history is essential to the creation of rigorous design work. Based on research, Neri & Hu desires to anchor its work on the dynamic interaction of experience, detail, material, form, and light rather than conforming to a formulaic style. The ultimate significance behind each project comes from how the built forms create meaning through their physical representations.