Barbed Exclusive: Gandia Blasco, the combination of architecture and design now

Barbed Exclusive: Gandia Blasco, the combination of architecture and design now

The Barbed team is extremely proud to announce that for the first time in the UK, Gandia Blasco will be available to buy online - exclusively from Barbed. We have always presented a collection from Gandia Blasco in our London showroom, however this is the first opportunity to showcase additional ranges online. If you don’t know the Spanish furniture company yet, let us tell you more about it, and about the products we will now sell online.

Meet Gandia Blasco

The Gandia Blasco family didn’t start their business designing garden furniture, although the foundation for creative ideas was prominent from the company’s first days. For forty years (starting from the 1940s), they manufactured high quality blankets. The U-turn towards contemporary design was initiated by José Gandia-Blasco, the current chairman of the company and creative executive. Family values and love for high-quality products remain at the core of the business, which is now famous for their designer garden furniture and innovative projects.

Na Xemena

It all started in the 1990s, when José Gandia-Blasco decided to refurbish his Ibiza house, at a time when wicker furniture was highly valued in the world of contemporary furniture. Instead of following the trends, he had the idea to take aluminium generally used for windows, and to create designer furniture with it. His goal was to allow his outdoor space to be an extension of his house, and this is how the Na Xemena range was born. José Gandia-Blasco’s house could almost be considered as a showroom for the flagship collection, and it’s actually featuring in many Gandia Blasco furniture visuals.

The Na Xemena collection boasts a sofa, chaise longue, table, bench, chair and armchair, all aesthetically mixing aluminium and polyethylene (in bronze or white).


The Flat range skilfully uses fabric and metal to create airy aluminium furniture. Designed by Mario Ruiz, the collection is quite an extensive one, with chaises longues, side tables, sofas, chairs, armchairs, a rocking chair and even shelves. If you’re after distinctively modern furniture to make your garden a second home, you are spoilt for choice with Gandia Blasco’s Flat collection.


Last, but not least is our favourite and design pick for the season - the Stack collection, created by Borja Garcia with practicality in mind; the name probably tipped you off: this garden furniture is stackable. Not only are the Stack garden table and chairs stackable, they are also elegant, light and well-balanced, with a simple design.

The Stack collection is notably made of a chaise longue, a side table, a high table, a low table and a table, alongside three sizes of armchairs – one of which can perfectly double-up as a bench.


If you love European outdoor furniture and are looking for something that makes a statement, Gandia Blasco is definitely worth your attention – and you can now shop from the comfort of your home! Alternatively, you know you’re always welcome to our Barnes showroom in the South-West of London!

10th April 2015

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