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Creating An Outdoor Mediterranean Experience

GANDIABLASCO’s DAYBED and CHILL were conceived to enable comfort and relaxation under the sun.

Creating An Outdoor Mediterranean Experience


28 January, 2016

Top Image: DAYBED

During a summer residency in Ibiza back in 1996, José A. Gandia-Blasco was confronted with a need to furnish his house with outdoor furniture, and began looking into furniture design for the first time. His family business, GANDIABLASCO, had specialised only in the production of blankets and carpets back then.

He collaborated with architect, Ramón Esteve, and developed Na Xemena – a collection that is still synonymous with the company today. After years of experimenting and innovating with forms and materials, GANDIABLASCO began placing focus on outdoor furniture exclusively in 2000. Since then, the company has been actively promoting an outdoor culture attuned to its Mediterranean roots.


DAYBED and CHILL were launched in 2005 and 2004 respectively, designed by Gandia-Blasco. DAYBED consists of a reclinable lounger and canopy, while CHILL features a reclinable bed matched with a side table. Both pieces were designed to offer sanctuary in the great outdoors, ideal for relaxation or hosting social gatherings in the backyard or garden.


Featuring boxy and versatile silhouettes, DAYBED and CHILL convey a timeless architectonic language.


Enabling long-term usage, DAYBED is cladded with protective water-repellent textile or aluminium slats, with canvas awnings composed of plastic fabric. 

The beds and cushions of DAYBED and CHILL are also made of weather-proof polyurethane foam that is highly resistant to the elements. The aluminium frame structure can be power-coated in bronze, sand, anthracite, white or anodised in various colour options to suit varying exteriors.  


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