Plastic Rivers - Ganges

Manufacturer: gandia blasco - gan

Designer: Álvaro Catalán de Ocón

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Carpet Ganges from the Plastic River collection by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón.

  • 100% recycled PET
  • Manufacturing technique hand tufted
  • Total height approx. 8mm

width 300cm | lenght 400cm


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Plastic Rivers - Ganges from gandia blasco - gan

Craftsmanship and recycled materials in manifesto-rugs

This collection of four rugs results from the shared goal of Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and GAN to raise awareness and combat, through craftsmanship, one of the great global problems of the industrial age: plastic waste. Each rug is a faithful and scaled representation of one of the most polluted and polluting rivers on the planet: Ganges, Yangtze, Indus, and Niger. The rugs are hand-tufted with recycled plastic fibers (100% recycled PET), a material that takes on a new meaning and highlights the paradoxical beauty of its origins: rivers, wonders of nature, which have been converted into landfills that carry thousands of tons of plastic into the oceans.

The carpets of the Plastic Rivers collection were awarded the Ro Plastic Prize in 2021.

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Both the textile line, which is being commercialised since 2008 with the brand name GAN, and the outdoor furniture collections, are signed by prestigious professional designers, such as Jean Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola, Sandra Figuerola, ododesign and others. Under the label Gan are offered especially carpets in modern and fresh designs. For example the carpets Ringo, Grafito and Flower. The Gan Rugs are exclusively made ​​by hand - so each Gan rug is a unique piece.

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