Inspired by the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Normann Copenhagen created a contemporary design collection that captures Tivoli’s enchanting magic and cultural heritage.
THE GEOMETRY IN GAN
One of the most useful tools for architects and interior designers when faced with an empty space or a blank canvas (so to speak) is geometry.
Geometry creates order within apparent chaos, it is a way of organising the disorganised elements of any project. Geometry is the mathematical basis for all life in one way or another. Through the ages the interior architecture of the ancient Greeks, Arabs and Chinese civilizations was inspired by geometry.
Over the years, GAN has collaborated with designers who have recognised the potential of geometry as a central element in the composition, not only of its products, but in entire spaces. Collections such as RAW, created by Borja García, which combines wool and jute in a geometric matrix adapted for rugs, poufs and cushions. Or the RUSTIC CHIC collection, designed by Sandra Figuerola, with its playful compositions relieved by fi gurative elements.
Then there are the kilims, the ancient versatile rugs that originated with Nomadic cultures and which nowadays express our eclectic or "transitional" approach to interior design so perfectly. Designs like HEXA, created by Enblanc, which as the name suggests is a hexagonal in shape, subdivided into colourful lines and shapes, all subject to an overarching geometric logic.
Or MOSAÏEK, an exercise in elemental geometric pattern designed by Javier Tortosa, whose simplicity belies a great sophistication. And fi nally, the latest kilim collection produced by GAN and designed by Front, PARQUET is a creation of rare geometric lucidity. Based on traditional fl ooring patterns, PARQUET follows the logic of its geometry to its very limits and displays a level of craftsmanship only achieved through generations of experience.
GAN isn’t just confi ned to rugs and soft furnishings, it has also interpreted geometric motifs in accessories like the MIX&MATCH collection. Designed by ceramicist Flavia del Pra, MIX&MATCH turns hand crafted tiles into a series of trays and side tables than can be used for a variety of purposes, like serving food or displaying favourite objects. In short, GAN designs help us interpret and discover the universal language that is geometry.
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