Dezeen showroom

Sunset rug by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco for Gan

Sunset rug by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco for Gan

Dezeen Showroom: designer Alejandra Gandía-Blasco undertook a complex colour study to translate the intensity of the sun meeting the horizon over the sea into the Sunset rug, created for Spanish brand Gan.

Made of pure wool, the Sunset rug is hand-knotted by artisans in India in a spectrum of 12 red and orange tones. It is made up of 150,000 individual knots per metre square.

Gan describes the piece as part of Gandía-Blasco's "exploration into making the intangible tangible".

Sunset rug by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco for Gan
The Sunset rug features a vibrant composition made of 12 shades of wool

The designer, who is also the creative director of Gan, began with a photo she had taken of a sunset, treating it as an abstract image and breaking down its colour composition and gradation.

She then mapped out the tones by identifying them in the Chromatone system to find their equivalents in wool and a hand-knotting technique that involves thousands of precise knots was chosen to create the rug.

Sunset rug by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco for Gan
It is made using the hand-knotting technique

The finished design is available in two sizes and is said by Gan to bring personality and the potential to stir emotion into any room.

"Sunset has character," said Gandía-Blasco. "I imagine it near windows, dining rooms with glass doors, spaces with views of the outdoors, natural spaces, places where you can contemplate the sunset and enjoy the last light of the day."

Product: Sunset
Designer: Alejandra Gandía-Blasco
Brand: Gan
Contact: [email protected]

Dezeen Showroom

Dezeen Showroom offers an affordable space for brands to launch new products and showcase their designers and projects to Dezeen's huge global audience. For more details email [email protected].

Dezeen Showroom is an example of partnership content on Dezeen. Find out more about partnership content here.