Catania Kilim Rug
About Sandra Figuerola
Having studied Fine Arts at the San Carlos Art School in Valencia, she later went on to become a founder of the La Nave design studio along with 10 other people. In 2010 she set up a new studio, El Almudín, with six other partners. She works in various areas ranging from graphic design, editorial design, corporate identity and industrial and textile design, collaborating with both Spanish and international companies. She is very interested in cultural design, especially in the contemporary languages of music, dance, fine arts and theatre.
Her professional activities also extend to the field of education; she has been involved in the Graphic Design masters course at the CEU San Pablo Catholic university, and continues to teach in the San Carlos Faculty of Fine Arts.
The talented sister of Spanish design titans Gandia Blasco, GAN expands upon its founders passion for textiles specialising in handmade rugs made from natural fibres. After combing the globe for the finest rug-making tradition, GAN settled in India where all of their luxurious rugs are lovingly crafted by craftsmen and women with an incredible heritage. Piece by intricate piece, these rugs tell the colourful story of Eastern aestheticism, reintroducing vibrant style back into the modern home.