José Antonio Gandia-Blasco Canales was born in Ontinyent, Valencia. After studying law at the Valencia University, he joined the family business GANDIA BLASCO, a blanket manufacturer.
After travelling throughout Spain as a business agent, he began to take on responsibilities in the company. With the help of Marisa Gallén and Sandra Figuerola, designers, Gandia Blasco reshaped the image of the company. The current logo was created, the silhouette of a graceful kitten, as well as the first reversible design carpet collection, which later received the IMPIVA Award 1990 for innovation.
The building of his summer residence in Ibiza in 1996 and the need to furnish the house with outdoor furniture that would match the architectonic concept, took José A. to take a closer look at furniture design for the first time. In close collaboration with the architect, Ramón Esteve, they developed the "Na Xemena" collection which is still the outdoor furniture reference of the company Gandia Blasco. The consolidation of this new product line contributed to the diversification strategy of the company.
In 1999 he inherited the company, and started with the definitive structural change.
José A. managed to lead the activities of a solvent family business towards the international benchmark it is today. Experimenting and innovating with materials and shapes, he has been able to turn the ideas of a lover of the Mediterranean culture into a brand image and lifestyle which are well known on the five continents.
José A. is not only president of the company but also the art director. He designed a large part of the furniture and textile collections that are being commercialized today by GANDIA BLASCO worldwide. Urban furniture collections such as ‘Valencia', the outdoor furniture line ‘356', which are both signed together with Pablo Gironés, the ‘Saler' collection or accessories such as the daybed, torches, lamps, lanterns and candlesticks; carpets like ‘Mota 2', ‘Círculos', ‘Wall', ‘Champiñones', the duvet cover ‘Piedras'; all of them being products that can easily be identified with Gandia Blasco lifestyle.
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