When the company Gandia Blasco was founded in Ontinyent (Valencia) in the year 1941, their production focus was only on blankets. But when there was a noticeable decrease in demand in the mid-1980s, the family business searched for a strategic realignment and initially specialised in rugs and textiles.
Not until several years later, when current CEO José Antonio Gandia-Blasco wanted to furnish his newly built house on Ibiza, designed by architect Ramón Esteve, the two of them began developing an outdoor furniture collection: Na Xemena. Back then its unique design paired with highest comfort and exceptional functionality was virtually unrivalled and even today still sets standards for sophisticated outdoor furniture – usually displayed with a stylish marine backdrop.
In the meantime the brand Gandia Blasco features more than 15 outdoor collections, all of them following a homogenous, recognisable line: Saler, Ensombra, Flat, or Cubos – all of the nearly 300 different products fulfill every outdoor wish and every outdoor need, and are distinguished by their utilisation of frames made of natural aluminium, polyethylene, and lots of white. Additionally, all of them are entirely weatherproof and are perfect for Maritime as well as Alpine outdoor areas.
Because Gandia Blasco is always searching for new solutions not yet available on the market, since the 1980s they have been cooperating with famous national and international designers, like Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola, Marie Mees, Marisa Gallén, Sandra Figuerola, Odosdesign, Francesc Rifé, and José Antonio Gandía-Blasco himself. Additionally, they frequently engage young, up-and-coming talents, also promoting them with a special contest.
The concept works – today Gandia Blasco is the world's leading provider of outdoor furniture and one of the most famous names associated with the highest quality standards and unique design. Shapely designs for chaise lounges, garden chairs, benches, armchairs, floor lamps, or planters turn your outdoor area into your personal luxurious happy place. Relax under the open sky – with Gandia Blasco.